From what I know iMac used to be how a LOT of photo editing was done. But doing some reseach now it seems like you can get software/hardware for any platform. (photoshop for instance)
Ive always had a Windows PC, but am not biased. Im not trying to start a mac vs pc war, am more interested in what other photographers find to be the best, and what drawbacks have been found.
Whats the advantages/disadvantages of having Windows/Mac?
What other hardware/software is useful or should be stayed away from...For example. touch pads, certain screens are better/worse etc etc
What ive seen at the moment is a 27inch iMac is about $3000.
But for $3000 I could build a similiar hardware spec'd windows pc, and still have enough change for a 42inch TV to use as a secondary screen.
I havnt looked at the specific software that comes with windows/mac, but those prices exclude photoshop or any other editing software
As much as I like the second Idea. If im going to be able to produce better and/or time saving on a certain setup, then thats the way id like to go.
One Pro for building my own hardware is I can have 2 drives in Mirrored raid to protect my images. (vs the mac plug in 'time capsule'?)
Edit: There are a LOT of different types of 'photoshop' Even advice on that would be helpful : )