I hear it from people all the time: PCs might have some advantages, but boy, there’s nothing like a Mac for graphics and video work, especially if you’re a professional.

Well, nonsense. The Adobe programs are identical on either platform, and PCs have long outperformed more expensive Macs. And the gaps in price and performance are getter larger. In a recent test, a Dell PC significantly outperformed a significantly more expensive Power Mac for image and digital-video editing. According to the Digital Video Editing web site, the PC has “slaughtered” the Mac again, with the PC running all the Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe After Effects benchmarks nearly twice as fast as the Mac. “If you have an After Effects composite that needs, say, 2 hours to render on the Mac, it’ll take you about an hour and 10 minutes on this PC,” the review reads.

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