I’ve been doing graphic work for my organization for the last 5-6 years and have used a macbook most of that time. My 2015 Macbook pro is starting to come close to the end of it’s life and so I asked the company for a replacement. They have told me that based on security and the fact that they are at Microsoft-based company (IT won’t/can’t support apple) they need to give me a gaming PC laptop instead. I didn’t get the full info on the laptop they are offering (I just have the screenshot below of the benchmark testing and some of the specs that they showed me). On paper these look like decent specs and they aren’t skimping, but as someone has used a mac for so long, I have concerns about how things will work on MS. Am I being worried unnecessarily? (besides the fact that everything will be locked down and I won’t be able to even download fonts without IT support, but that’s another story). I love that my computer lasted 5 years, PCs always made me crazy only lasting about 2 years, is that still an issue?
I do web (some basic code) and graphics work and tend to use a lot of programs at the same time because it’s just me - I will use illustrator and indesign a lot, occasionally photoshop. I’m also remote so use video chat while doing some of this work. I want to trust the IT dept to the proper research this but my conversation had them tell me that creative suite is the same as acrobat, which worried me - they really came across as anti-apple too so I wanted to get opinions of people actually using the software.