Dear FSL users,
I am looking to purchase new computers for my laboratory. The question main
question I have is that are MAC's worth the money? I have the option of
buying new top of the line macs, upgrading our lab server, or using a old PC
cluster. From what I hear upgrading our lab server or buying new MACs are
my best options which bring me too my next question.
I looked over the time tables
(http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fsl/feeds/doc/timings.html) and it shows that the
MAC pro laptops are faster then the desktops? I wanted to confirm this
because it just seemed a little weird.
If the difference between the mac laptop and a pc server is that small then I
was thinking just to upgrade the pc server, however it seems like the mac pro
desktop should perform a lot faster than the laptop. If the performance is
that much better I was considering buying the macs.
Another consideration is that most of the people in our lab are longtime PC
users and are unfamilar with MACs so if we run into any technical difficulties it
would be hard to fix.
While I may be asking a biased audience (I was at the macfest united this
summer in SF) i just wanted to get in as many second opinions as possible.