Diglloyd Tests MacBook Pro Raw Conversion |
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, April 7, 2006 - 11:16 EDT)
How does Apple's new Intel-based MacBook Pro compare with the company's fastest desktop system? Lloyd Chambers converted 30 Nikon and 30 Canon images to find out.
Photographer Lloyd Chambers has posted a comparison of Raw file conversion on a MacBook Pro and a PowerMac Quad on his diglloyd Web site.
He converted 30 Nikon NEF files shot on a D2X to Excellent quality JPEGs, reading 11.7-MB files to create 7.9-MB files, on average. He also converted 20 Canon 1DS Mark II files to JPEG "8" quality, reading 15.4-MB files to create 5.3-MB files, on average.
"The MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz is within striking range of the performance of the PowerMac Quad once these applications are offered in Universal Binary form," he concluded, predicting a three-time speedup with a Universal Binary version.
The full report is posted as the April 7 entry in the blog at his Web site.