Apple laptops and computers have always been the go-to for creatives. Not only because of the ecosystem but also because the hardware could keep up with the need. Especially now with Apple Silicon leading the charge.
But if you needed an absolutely Earth-shatteringly powerful workstation and didn't want to work on a Mac, Puget Systems offered some amazing solutions. Whether you're focused on editing and grading in DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, or VEGAS, or creating complex visual effects or animations in Nuke or After Effects, Puget's workstations can handle the load.
Who is Puget Systems?
Based in the Pacific Northwest (specifically Washington), the team at Puget Systems designs and builds some of the most powerful workstations in the world for Mac and Linux users. They work closely with their customers, whether an individual creative or an entire post-production company, to create the best system for them.
Creative can call and speak with one of Puget Systems' consultants, who will take the time to ask important questions and help design and build the best workstation for not only today but a system that will last for years. One that would not feel a major slowdown as video formats, resolutions, and even software continue to evolve.
Should Creatives Consider a Custom-Built Workstation?
While there are any number of pre-built computer solutions you can purchase to do your work (and those are great), sometimes you hit a limit as you take on new resolutions, heavy-duty graphics, and animation.
Yes, you can add more RAM or upgrade the SSD or the GPU, but that always isn't an option. Especially if you're working on an Apple system. With a Windows-based machine, you always run into the problem of making the upgrade yourself, and that takes time away from doing creative work when you'll eventually have to troubleshoot.
That's what separates Puget Systems from others. They take the time to meet the needs of these creatives and build the best workstation for you.
The company uses the most advanced and powerful solutions from AMD (Ryzen and Threadripper PRO), NVIDIA, Intel (Xeon and Core), and more. They stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest technology and ensure that it's the right fit for creatives. The team also has Optimized Solutions for Premiere Pro, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve, and Avid. You'll want to start with their Content Creation page to get a good idea of what they have to offer.
Puget Systems also does extensive testing with their workstations and specific software solutions using their proprietary apps. This ensures the hardware won't be slowed down by the software and work being done. You'll also avoid the dreaded bloatware that comes with some pre-built Windows solutions.
And these systems aren't just for creatives needing tremendous power; researchers, engineers, data analysts, and others can take advantage of a Puget Systems workstation. Particularly, those who are doing some major scientific computing in the way of machine learning and AI.
Expanding Into Canada
Now, creatives in Canada will be able to not only order a custom Puget Systems workstation but also receive support and parts if needed. The company will act as the importer of record (IOR) and a non-resident importer (NRI), which ensures their customers aren't liable for shipments. They're importing them duty-free through the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
If you're starting a post house or just you're a creative who needs to leave the Mac ecosystem, check out Puget System's website to see if these workstations are good for you.
Have you used a Puget Systems workstation? How does it compare to Mac? Let us know in the comments!