Goin 2 the Apple store..got some questions (gfx designer)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thriii, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2007
    Hi :) I'm going to the apple store to look at the macbook pros before I order one and I was wondering what kind of things I should look check before buying one? Things like Matte VS Gloss, the different colors, etc. I'm a gfx designer so I want to get everything that would help me out more like some people said Matte over Gloss because of the colors. Anything else I should be looking for?
  2. classof2011 macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    Flying with American Airlines

    I have a Glossy BlackBook (black Macbook). The colors are better than anything I've seen on a notebook, but the matte keeps the glare away. Also, if you store your graphics, you might want to get a larger hard drive and more memory.

    My 2 cents...

    Enjoy your Mac!!!!!
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Get 2GB RAM especially for CS2 which isn't universal yet, other than that you'll be set, though it might be wise to wait for CS3 and buy then.
  4. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2007
    New Jersey
    If you've got some extra pocket change....

    get 3GB of RAM! It's expensive, but RAM is awesome and speeds mostly everything up
  5. Erendiox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2004
    Brooklyn NY
    Also, keep in mind that while the glossy screen has more brilliant color saturation, the accuracy of said colors are far worse. If you're interested in accurate colors as a graphics designer, then glossy is not for you. Go with matte.
  6. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Another vote for the matte display here. Apart from what was already mentioned, if you are doing web design, you don't want to see the colours in a very different way than your clients and the users who will visit the page in the end.
  7. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    wait wait... you can choose which displays you get for your macs? is this for mbps or mbs or both?
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Ditto. Go with the matte finish.

    Neither is perfect (laptop LCDs are never fantastic, no matter how bright they are), but the matte is going to be better for you as a graphic designer. The glossy is great for everything else, though, but not for people who need to calibrate their screens.

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