17" uMBP /w 5400 HDD Performance??

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by olivemac, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Hi I'm thinking of buying the new Mac Book Pro /w Anti-Glare, but I was wondering if anyone here owns the new one with the default HDD. And if so, how well does it perform in handling tasks using photoshop/illustrator/indesign..

    I was thinking of buying it online and upgrading the HDD to 7200, but I want to buy it in person at the apple store and take it home the same day I purchase it! =) And they only carry the default 5400 HDD..

    So for all you Graphic Designers out there who own a macbook pro, my question is how well does it perform when you open/save/render files using the regular HDD???
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    I find it to be fine for my needs and I use photoshop. It's not slow, it's a fantastic machine. Go and buy! :D
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2007
    You'll be fine, it might make a marginal difference but its already a very speedy machine. Worst case scenario you can upgrade it/have it upgraded at a later date.

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