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What is the best PC to be used for photography
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:30:08 PM »
Hello Guys,

I just want an opinion on which is the best PC or Laptop to buy for photography?  ???

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What is the best PC to be used for photography
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:30:08 PM »

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 11:10:39 PM »
is it solely for photo editing? then may i suggest you to search for the best Photo editing software. Lightroom, Aperture etc.. with your chosen software at least meet the minimum requirements for the software to run properly. of course if you go higher the better.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 11:22:51 PM »
for me i can use a pentium 4(yes the old pentium). as long as i have enough ram. atleast 2 to 3gigs or ram.


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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 11:46:27 PM »
Thanks guys! I was thinking of a macbook pro pero sobrang mahal... Im thinking of an alternative kung meron...  ;D

Nakita ko kasi yun aparture na software nila for photo edting at maganda sya...

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 11:49:12 PM »
Thanks guys! I was thinking of a macbook pro pero sobrang mahal... Im thinking of an alternative kung meron...  ;D

Nakita ko kasi yun aparture na software nila for photo edting at maganda sya...

you can go for the 13" macbook pro or even the new macbook wtih 7 hours battery life. if you compare the same spec pc notebook with that of the 13" macbook you will find that the price is the same. the cheaper pc notebooks are using the slower processors.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 12:00:47 AM »
How much is your budget?
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 12:04:20 AM »
Budget right now is around 80k... ang gusto ko talaga kasi macbook pro pero gusto ko din laan yun ibang pera sa lens...  ::)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009, 01:08:06 AM »
go with macbook pro. 2nd hand unibody mbp will set you back around 60k

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009, 01:15:06 AM »
Are you you only open to getting a laptop or are you considering a desktop station?
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2009, 01:18:44 AM »
The best? Simple. Go with the one with the highest specs available. A gaming laptop or desktop setup with the latest hardware will not disappoint you. Also, you need to get your monitor color calibrated. 

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2009, 02:37:15 AM »
The best? Simple. Go with the one with the highest specs available. A gaming laptop or desktop setup with the latest hardware will not disappoint you. Also, you need to get your monitor color calibrated. 

Yes, you should calibrate and profile your monitor on a regular basis.

However, consider also the monitor when setting up a computer for photo editing purposes.

I've encountered several headaches in the past.  People ask for tech support when consulting about how to calibrate and profile their displays.

We've had a few cases where we couldn't accurately calibrate and profile a user's computer monitor because it wasn't good enough for the intended purpose.

Cheers!

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2009, 05:18:33 AM »
Yes, you should calibrate and profile your monitor on a regular basis.

However, consider also the monitor when setting up a computer for photo editing purposes.

I've encountered several headaches in the past.  People ask for tech support when consulting about how to calibrate and profile their displays.

We've had a few cases where we couldn't accurately calibrate and profile a user's computer monitor because it wasn't good enough for the intended purpose.

Cheers!

Jo Avila



Sir Jo how about the glossy new lcd monitor of macbookpro are they good for photoediting? Does a glossy lcd really make your eyes believe that the colors are nice. How about checking the pictures you edited on your mbp with other LCD screen malaki po ba pagkakaiba? Im just wondering with the effect of a glossy mirror like lcd like the new mbp.

Thanks,

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2009, 06:50:21 AM »
Hello Guys,

I just want an opinion on which is the best PC or Laptop to buy for photography?  ???

Best?

Desktop PC with the following specs:

Intel Core2 Quad/i7 processor
4GB (or atleast 2GB of RAM, Corsair, OCZ, or Team) kingston? I don't think so.
300-500GB SATA Hard Disk (1TB is too much for an internal drive, buy an external if you want more capacity)
Videocard with atleast 512MB of RAM (nVidia, ATI), QuadroFX is one of them.
19"-24" size of LCD monitor (Glossy, HD, etc, any kind but make sure calibration software will work on it eg Spyder3Express) I find Samsung are one of the good monitors for photo editing.

Cost: P30-P60k


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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2009, 07:28:45 AM »
Hello Guys,

I just want an opinion on which is the best PC or Laptop to buy for photography?  ???



I use a 22" LCD monitor from Acer...cost around $200 and use spyder 3 to calibrate.

Processor: AMD Phenom X4 Quadcore 9950 (2.6 Ghz)
Memory: 4 x 2GB = 8GB
Hard drive: Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB
Slave Drive for storage: 2TB
Video Card: 512MB DDR2 HIS Radeon HD 3450 HDMI
Motherboard: Asus M3A78 Pro
Power Supply: 700 Watts
Cooling System: Air cooled
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred full tower
Operating System: Windows XP x64
Extras: 7 in 1 Card Reader, USB Bluetooth, external Drives for backup.







.....the best for multi-tasking....photo editing using CS3 or CS4...can run multi programs without slowing down....

Whole cost for a system like this: more or less 70-80K.












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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2009, 07:50:43 AM »
Sir Jo how about the glossy new lcd monitor of macbookpro are they good for photoediting? Does a glossy lcd really make your eyes believe that the colors are nice. How about checking the pictures you edited on your mbp with other LCD screen malaki po ba pagkakaiba? Im just wondering with the effect of a glossy mirror like lcd like the new mbp.

Thanks,

I prefer the matte screen of my older MBPs.  Besides, you can't use a Spyder2 with the newer glossy screens.  You'll have to get a Spyder3.

The colors of the glossy screen MBP isn't accurate straight from the factory (as is the case with most displays).

But my Spyder3 Elite does a good job of making its colors accurate.

I'm already waiting for a Spyder3 Express to arrive :D

Cheers!

Jo Avila


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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2009, 08:32:16 AM »
Di kailangan branded ang computer mo. :) Ok pa rin chop-chop since you don't have to pay for "brand" premiums. Pic below is my rig. :)



Ika nga ng Intel. Its what's inside that counts.

Overclocking isa sa mga hobbies ko and I'm a proud member of Davao City's overclocking club. :)

Eto medyo dated na ang specs. But still kicks *toink* for both gaming and photography needs ko. I just need to add some more HDD's since nauubos na space ko. ;) A little note din sa specs ng unit ko, this one's not cost efficient since for show ang rig na ito and meron mga talagang mahal na components like water-cooling. Over 100k ang setup na ito back in 2007. 2GB high performance memories before more than 10k each. hehehe

Today, a much more powerful configuration, less the bling will cost you around 40-60k with a 22" LCD Monitor already.

Yup tama si sir Jo.  Mas ok ang matte screens since. What i like about them is they do not produce annoying reflections that gets in the way of work. Medyo maging picky ka sa monitor na gagamitin mo. Pero sa parts, a decent dual-core processor, 4gb ram, a video card, and lots of HDD space will do the job.

Instead of buying a name brand computer mag paassemble ka ng computer, then meron ka pa money para sa lenses, and other photography accessories. :) PM me kung interested ka patulong setup ng computer. I can also refer you to a really good dealer if your in the Metro. :)
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2009, 08:58:11 AM »
+1 here kay Fireice2. Kung hindi mo kaya mag-assemble ng computer you can look for a cousin or a friend who can do this for you kahit bayaran mo lang ng konti dahil mas-malakas na specs at mas mura pa kaysa bumili ng branded unless except kung apple ang bilhin mo.
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2009, 09:05:28 AM »
@Louieescobar
ganda ng computer mo ah. and i like your case. but dami lang cables.  ;D



here is my CPU.




proc:   q6600
Ram:   2x 2gb ram
GPU:   2x GTS 250

its more of gaming computer than photo editing.  ;D


@yakidoodle
but i also agree with fireice2, get Desktop pc. it is cheaper but powerful. i can help you built one. if you want.
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2009, 09:08:08 AM »
@Louieescobar
ganda ng computer mo ah. and i like your case. but dami lang cables.  ;D



here is my CPU.





Jai...


Eto yung time na binubuo ko pa lang sya....kumbaga..." nung isilang ka sa mundong ito" :)


Hanep din yung PC mo Jai...ganda!
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