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Old Mac vs New Windows

By Tech-Zero ·
Tags: Windows, Mac, Hardware
Planning to buy a MAC/PC for editing.

What's the advantage of buying an older Macbook Pro i7 of 2013 model with 16gb DDR 3 ram /SSD drive compared to buying a new Windows PC of same configuration but with multiple cores and DDR 4 ram/SSD drive at the same price? Apart from Final cut Pro.

Geekbench score of old Mac is much less compared to new Windows at same cost. Does that mean anything in practical use?
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You did not mention the type of CPU

by OH Smeg In reply to Old Mac vs New Windows

So I would imagine that the newer one is just faster with more cores and HTT.

Also DDR4 RAM tends to be faster than DDR3 so overall for video rendering I would expect the newer one to be faster even though it is running on Windows. As your listed Software comes for each platform I suppose it is a matter of Personal Preference but I personally would look at what the Pro's are using and buy accordingly. So if their OS of choice is Windows I would go with Windows and if their OS of choice is OSX I would go with the Mac.

Generally speaking OSX is less bulky and messy compared to Windows so it does things faster on the same hardware if that is any use, but a 7 year old MAC is still a 7 Year old MAC with 7 year Old Tech inside itso even though Apple tends to use good hardware in their systems it is still 7 years old and more likely to fail.

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