A friend of mine talked to me the other day about buying a computer for professional video editing and was just wondering about how accomplished Linux is in that regard. Although I am more confident to talk about Linux and photography I would still say that video editing programs on Linux are of professional grade. At least there are a few advertising company that use Blender and Cinelerra. Video editing has been pretty much dominated by Apple to some extend but after our little
talk I sat down and looked at the
specification of the IMac and compared it to the System76 Sable Complete.
IMac or System76 Sable Complete
In regards to video editing the IMac with the 21″ screen has an Nvidia Card which helps with 3D rendering and should also help with video editing to some extend. But the basic Imac 21″ in Iceland is about $2118 (the dollar is at 127 Ikr). But if I would buy the System76 Sable Complete and boost up the computer’s specification it would cost $1944. Not that much of a difference but have in mind the System76 specification after my tinkering had 200% more RAM, 23% more efficient CPU (i7 vs i5), and a hard drive which run’s 33% faster (7200 in stead of 5400). The only thing the IMac had over the System76 was a Nvidia card while the System76 had Intel HD4000. But looking at the specification alone I would choose the system76 (of course, I am a freedom loving Linux Nut not an Apple religious fanatic).
but in closing it is worth mentioning that as part of my new job I will be provided with a new System76 Gazelle Professional. Stay tuned for a review.