Thisclose to buying Macbook Pro, Need Advice from owners

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mashinhead, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I was thisclose to buying a MBP today. But one thing stopped me. I do need a laptop. I don't want to buy a G4, but i might just. And i'm sick of waiting for the rest of the laptops to come out. When i was about to buy it, the sales man and i starting talking software issues, and thats what stopped me. I have a lot of programs, but mostly i'm an adobe user i'd say (photoshop, ill, indesign) for my heavy work. He said those programs run slow, which i both knew and was expecting. THe million dollar question though is how slow? If it runs at the pace of a G4 i would probably get the MBP, but he implied that it was SLOWER than a G4. Is that true. Because Adobe's UB will take at least a year to come out, and i don't want a laptop thats faster, in ability, but the ability is useless. So i was thinking G4 for a year. Any thoughts.
     
  2. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    You could Boot Camp into Windows and run the Windows version, if you have that handy.
     
  3. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Running photoshop is slower under rosetta than running it natively under a G4. If you can afford to have a G4 for a year and then go with a new intel later...then I say go for it.

    Macworld benchmarks to help you out
     
  4. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a

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    The g4 might do effects on adobe photoshop a nudge faster but its nothing THAT noticable. Also, When Adobe CS3 comes out its gonna be made to run on intel faster.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    I'd get a G4 1.67 and put a big stick of RAM in it if you already have the Photoshop Programs and need a computer now. Rosetta is wicked slow, I can't imagine doing my daily work in it all day, and Steve even said that a pro couldn't use it...

    There are some good PB refurb deals on Apple's site right now.
     

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