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tiger27tiger27 Posts: 127Member

So, I'm thinking of getting a new computer, but I don't know what kin to get. Any Suggestions?


  • JimmyMesserJimmyMesser LondonPosts: 235Member

    What do you need it to do? Do you travel with your computer? do you use any specialist software?

  • tiger27tiger27 Posts: 127Member

    I basically need it to create both games and graphics. I may travel with it, and what's specialist software?

  • bjandthekatzbjandthekatz Orlando, FlPosts: 1,375Member

    What is your budget?

  • IceboxIcebox Posts: 1,483Member

    @tiger27 I was a pc user for many years and 6 months ago i got introduced to gamesalad , so decided to get a mac , i got a macbook pro mid 2014 13 inch retina display and 8 gb ram , and im glad i did , its really fast and smooth compared to the other computers i tried , i use it to design in flash, photoshop and gamesalad, not quite sure about the rest of the programs but its been really great so far and i highly recommend it.

  • tiger27tiger27 Posts: 127Member

    Thanks @Icebox1910 I was thinking about getting a macbook.

  • JimmyMesserJimmyMesser LondonPosts: 235Member

    I have both a Mac and a PC, the only difference I find is the use of my mac is slight more organic. Windows 8 isn't exactly the greatest is ever invented. But they are pretty much the same apart from that.

    Game salad has really moved forward with the windows updates. So if you find you self unable to afford a Mac you can still do everything you need to on a PC.

  • WarpSpeedWarpSpeed NYCPosts: 84Member

    @tiger27 If you are only using gamesalad and graphics software (such as adobe) then you could get away with a nice google chrome pc for well under $1000 and be happy. If you want the best then a macbook pro (not to be confused with a macbook) is the best choice, in my opinion, for a notebook computer, however, they run upwards of $3000 with all the upgrades. Plus, this new generation did not have too many upgrades from the previous ones so look for Apple to really improve the macbook pro in the next generation.

    I use a souped up iMac desktop, although I would love to get a macbook or macbook pro to compliment it so that I can be mobile. I'll probably wait and get a macbook pro when the next generation comes out in a year or so.

    You would laugh if you saw my current macbook, about ten years old and all white. Battery almost exploded so I had to remove it. Only good with an outlet. I may try and install some new RAM to see what it can do, but for now it's not much more than an internet server, although it was able to run Xcode 4 all right.

    Also, is this new computer to be your primary computer or a secondary machine? That alone will help to answer many of your questions.

    Hope this helps.

  • tiger27tiger27 Posts: 127Member

    @tatiang It will be my primary computer.

  • WarpSpeedWarpSpeed NYCPosts: 84Member

    Then if you have the cash and need it immediately I would recommend this macbook pro model for $3,199.

    15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
    2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
    Force Touch trackpad
    Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    Accessory Kit

  • robertkdalerobertkdale USAPosts: 912Member
    edited June 2015

    @tiger27 I have a 15" Mac book pro retina display with a quad core i7. I got it from B&H photo. If you don't live in NY you are not required to pay taxes on your online purchase.

    They are an authorized Apple dealer and have many different Configurations of Mac Book pros. Most configurations are better and cheaper than you will find on Apples own site. Not paying taxes will save you hundreds of dollars.

    I use my Mac book pro for all of my GS games. Also, I use high end software packages like photoshop, maya, adobe after effects without any lag. I even use my Mac book pro to render out 3D animations without any issues.

    Simply put Mac book pros are not cheap. However they are pure workhorses, that always work. I have never had one breakdown on me. In sum they are well worth every penny.

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