|Jan 8, 2013, 11:21 AM||#1|
What should i buy ?? i need your opinions please :)
I am currently studying Software Engineering in College, and taking Graphic design courses for fun, and I always use my laptop, so a laptop is a must, my laptop is always with me at all times, weight and size of the laptop are not really an issue,
I use my computer for:
-Mild Graphic Design (for Fun and Practice)
-General Stuff(Music, Email, Watching Movies, Skype Etc....
What i need:
-A lot of ram because i like to multi task and to keep programs open
In my country not a lot of people use Macs therefore selling a used Mac is kind of hard so i cant sell and upgrade very often, usually money is not a problem but I don't think that buying a 2k laptop each 2 years is a very smart choice...
Now for my Question:
Which Macbook Pro is most suitable for my needs??
and Based of my needs how often should i upgrade(Bases on your answer of the 1st question)
i was thinking like a 2k Macbook pro for 4 years or a 1k Macbook pro for 2 years..?
Your Opinions are much appreciated
-Macbook Pro 2011 15'' 2.2Ghz 240GB SSD 16GB
-iMac 20'' 2009 8GB
-Airport Extreme, iPod 4G 8Gb.
|Jan 8, 2013, 01:55 PM||#2|
iMac 27 inch, Late 2013, i5 3.2 Ghz, 8gb ram, 1TB fusion
MacBook 13 inch, Late 2008, C2D 2.0ghz, 4gb ram, 500 gb SSD
32gb iPhone 5S, blue nano; iPad (3rd Gen); Apple TV(3rd Gen)
|Jan 9, 2013, 01:47 AM||#3|
I have also removed the optical drive and replaced it with a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, which has made a huge impact on overall multi-tasking speeds. I would suggest with the falling prices of SSD, that if you do purchase a 2011 model and you spend the money on getting 2 x 8GB RAM sticks and either a 128/256/512GB SSD. You could keep the stock hard drive in as a on-the-go backup solution if your SSD every fails (You never know!).
In conclusion, with the introduction of the retina display and 2012 models, the late 2011 MacBook Pro as well as falling pricing SSD/HD/RAM prices make the choice pretty clear to me.
Hope this helps.
15" MacBook Pro, 2.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HD; iPhone 5 32GB White Unlocked
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