|Feb 12, 2009, 07:43 AM||#1|
Which mac laptop for photo editing
So here's the thing...
Macbook Pro - Penryn 2.4Ghz - 2GB RAM - NVIDIA8600 256mb VRAM
This baby of mine will soon be used by my brother. And now I'm in a bit of dilemma about the next laptop I'm gonna buy. Hopefully you guys can help me.
So here's the contenders:
1. New Macbook 13inch
- Proc 2.4Ghz
- Ram 4GB DDR3
- HDD 320GB SATA
- NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB DDR3 shared with RAM
- Price: Euro 1.729
2. New Macbook Pro 15inch
- Proc 2.4Ghz
- Ram 2GB DDR3
- HDD 250GB SATA
- NVIDIA GeForce 9600M 256MB DDR3 + GeForce 9400M 256MB DDR3 (shared)
- Price: Euro 1.799
My thoughts so far are:
1. Some says the screen on MB is inferior than the one in MBP.
2. I'm still not sure which one is better for photo editing, 256mb onboard VRAM with 4GB memory (MB)? or 256mb dedicated VRAM with 2GB memory (MBP)?
3. I can't spend more than 1800 euro, that's why the 2 specs above are pretty much the best builds there are.
Recommendations are very welcome.
Thanks in advance. Cheers...
|Feb 12, 2009, 07:59 AM||#2|
Last edited by Badradio; Feb 12, 2009 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Poor punctuation skills...
|Feb 12, 2009, 08:07 AM||#3|
|Feb 12, 2009, 08:11 AM||#4|
ummmm.... the one you already have.
What would be the point of "upgrading"? Max out the ram in your current MBP and think about upgrading after the next MAJOR upgrade if you must have the latest and greatest.
|Feb 12, 2009, 08:13 AM||#5|
Well if it helps put your mind at rest, I do most of my editing using the onboard GPU as I only use the 9600 for the odd bit of gaming, and even with only 2GB RAM it flies.
|Feb 12, 2009, 08:28 AM||#6|
So yeah, it's not like I have to have the latest release for nothing...
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