I'm currently a PC + Adobe Creative Cloud user shopping for a new laptop to use for tethered shooting among other things.
Just for context my PC is as follows:
Intel 6 Core 4930k
nVidia 780 Ti
I seem to have two options:
1. Get a secondary device such as a Macbook air or Surface Pro 3 and only use it for simple things in the field
2. Replace my PC with a high end laptop (the top spec MBP) and use the laptop for everything
The reason option number 2 is attractive to be honest, is the ability to take my workhorse with me anywhere and to make the switch from Premiere Pro to FCPX. I'd be getting a 1Tb internal SSD drive so I could store all of my current projects on it just fine.
However, I'll be going from a 6 core to a 4 core and losing a huge amount of GPU power (probably in the order of an 80% drop). I am wondering if FCPX and various other bits of Mac software is efficient enough to offset the loss of sheer power?