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Tyler Furtado
Which New System for Avid MC6?
on Jun 3, 2012 at 12:44:01 am

Help me out here. I had some troubles with meeting system requirements after buying Avid MC6 and I'm in need of a new laptop so I'm trying to weight out my options. This may be an age old debate but which way is better to go with some extensive video editing through Avid MC? PC or Mac? Here is more of a side by side comparison of 2 systems that I think I could get a lot out of. Which would be better? My research into this shows that I need either a pretty hefty PC Mobile Workstation or a MacBook Pro. I just don't know which may get me the best results.

HP 8560w Mobile Workstation:
Windows 7 Professional 64
Intel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2D)
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M graphics with 2GB dedicated DDR3 video memory
500 GB 7200 rpm 2.5-inch hard drive
Running Price: $1,649 w/ 3 year warranty included

OR

MacBook Pro 15inch
2.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (I might upgrade this to 8GB after)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
Running Price: $2,249

Which would I get the most out of? Is it a personal preference thing? Or is Mac still the leader in this field for some reason? Help me out a little here.


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