Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 11, 2007, 12:58 PM   #1
emorydunn
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin Texas
What do You recomend?

I will soon be in the market for a new laptop (Apple of coarse). I have been doing a lot of graphics and PS stuff lately and my iBook G4 is just not cutting it. I would like to know what you recomend in terms of MB or MBP, and what config. I am some what of an expert computer user, but I would like to know what you all think. And price is somewhat of a limiting factor seeing as I'm in high school.
emorydunn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 01:03 PM   #2
mattthemutt
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Send a message via MSN to mattthemutt
This is just my suggestion, but the Middle range Macbook seems like a very good deal for your needs. Alternatively, there are many deals (cheaper) on the Apple Store's refurbished page. A Macbook will do for some good, light non-graphics intensive stuff. The 1GB RAM upgrade will probably be necessary for best performence.
__________________
Mac Mini OS X, 1.5 GHz, 1024MB, 80GB, Combo Drive
MacBook Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz
mattthemutt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 03:42 PM   #3
fivetoadsloth
macrumors 65816
 
fivetoadsloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Id say that the macbook should be fine as long as you dont do anything graphics intensive (3d rendering) however 2 gig of ram would be realy realy nice to have.
fivetoadsloth is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 04:10 PM   #4
macstudent
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
save your money.

If you have your own ibook g4 and you are in highschool that is way more than enough. Why not wait until you are in college to buy a new laptop, then you will be able to get the latest greatest at that time. There is absoultly no reason why you would have to buy a new one right now if your current ibook is just a little slow.
__________________
Author | Instructor | Designer
macstudent is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 08:47 PM   #5
emorydunn
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin Texas
Well food for thought. I'm not quite sure what i'm going to do. If I do get a computer it will take about a month to save up, but then also waiting until after school and seeing what is out then is also a good idea. But thank your for your words of wisdom.
emorydunn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 09:36 PM   #6
likeavaliant
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
computer experts can look at the specs to know what they need exactly.
youre still in highschool. just wait until youre done in order to get the best of the time.

also, unless you are a professional designer doing heavy workloads you wouldnt need a mbp... a macbook would suit you just fine.
likeavaliant is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 09:41 PM   #7
heehee
macrumors 68020
 
heehee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Same country as Santa Claus
A MBP is overkill if you are in highschool. I would get a Macbook if I were you.
heehee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2007, 10:30 PM   #8
NYmacAttack
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by heehee View Post
A MBP is overkill if you are in highschool. I would get a Macbook if I were you.
I am goign to agree with that MBP way over kill for a highschooler. Better to save the money.
__________________
Black MB C2D 2.16
NYmacAttack is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 2007, 03:50 AM   #9
iris_failsafe
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Send a message via MSN to iris_failsafe
mbp is an overkill unless you plan to teach final cut pro or any other video, 3d app...

I use Maya, Combustion, Photoshop daily and my MBP barely feels the pressure I used to hate them but I love Intel now....
__________________
"My Mac name is Compi iii ] MacBook Pro 15/ Powermac G4 867Mhz/MacBook 1.83 Ghz.
Once you go Mac you Never go Back
iris_failsafe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 2007, 05:10 AM   #10
Apemanblues
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zombieland
If you're serious about Photoshop and graphics then you will be looking for a desktop Mac.

You also don't need a new Mac. A refurbished Powermac (or even iMac) with a decent monitor will serve you fine and will be relatively inexpensive. Just fill it with ram.
Apemanblues is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recomend me a 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor mistasparkaru Mac Peripherals 0 Apr 26, 2013 11:56 AM
recomend / help me decide on a new device. boneskid1 Buying Tips and Advice 5 Mar 1, 2013 09:26 PM
MacBook Pro 15r - Recomend me hard shell/case born4sky MacBook Pro 1 Nov 20, 2012 09:58 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC