Mac vs. PC for photo & video editing, why one photographer chose a Dell XPS over a MacBook Pro


posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST


Who doesn't love a good Mac versus PC debate? Photographer Manny Ortiz, whose videos we've covered on many occasions, recently made a new one outlining five reasons why he chose a PC over a MacBook for his photo and video editing needs in 2017. Ortiz wanted something powerful enough to edit 4K video while still being portable enough to take while travelling. He has experience with both Mac and Windows computers.

Let's take a look at a few of his reasons for ultimately choosing a Dell XPS 15 laptop over the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. The first reason he opted for the Dell is one many users have for opting for a PC over a Mac…price. For a similarly-equipped laptop, Manny saved around $1,000 by going with the Dell. That's a lot of money you can spend elsewhere. Another reason Ortiz went with the Dell is that the XPS 15 model has more varied ports than the MacBook Pro, which now relies solely on USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack. Nobody likes adapters and dongles. To see the rest of Ortiz's reasoning for going with a new PC over a Mac, check out the video below.

Ortiz raises many good points in his video and I agree with him on basically everything. Nonetheless, I wrote this on a MacBook Pro. I've been a Mac user since I was in elementary school and am fully invested in the macOS and iOS ecosystem. I also put a premium on customer service, an area where Apple has excelled for me. I would rather pay more for a Mac and not have to worry about compatibility with the software I use or deal with learning a different operating system. With that said, saving money on a computer while ending up with more functionality and power sounds great too. There are a lot of options out there.

Readers, do you agree with Ortiz's points in his new video? Do you use Mac or PC and have you switched from one to the other in recent years? Let us know in the comments below.

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