17" uMBP /w 5400 HDD Performance??

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

  1. olivemac 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. macman4789 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. adamfishercox 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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