Coveting the Apple, but Wary of the Price
June 29, 2012 8:16 AM Subscribe
I'n seriously thinking of upgrading my 7-yr old Sony Vaio Notebook for the new MacBook Pro with retina display. Unless you think it's a really bad idea? Details of my computer usage and a question or three within.
posted by Kronur to computers & internet (22 answers total)
I currently hate my home computer to the degree that it goes unused. It's slow and the display is horrible. The programs I use everyday are the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, the others to a lesser degree) and Vectorworks (CAD). I'm not a PC gamer. I have been drawn to the Macs for years, but I've avoided the switch because of software compatibility issues and general unfamiliarity with the OS. But now all of my software is on service plans where compatibility is a non-issue. I wouldn't mind spending some time to learn the Mac, and I already have an iPhone and iPad. (One additional detail: I use Google products extensively -Picasa, Drive, Gmail)
My questions: Have you successfully switched to a Mac from being a long term PC user? Is Lion easy, intuitive? And, can I settle for the 2.3 GHz/256 GB version or do I need the 2.6GHz/512GB one for my graphics-intensive work? Thanks for your help!