What do You recomend?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by emorydunn, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    I will soon be in the market for a new laptop (Apple of coarse). I have been doing a lot of graphics and PS stuff lately and my iBook G4 is just not cutting it. I would like to know what you recomend in terms of MB or MBP, and what config. I am some what of an expert computer user, but I would like to know what you all think. And price is somewhat of a limiting factor seeing as I'm in high school.
  2. macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    This is just my suggestion, but the Middle range Macbook seems like a very good deal for your needs. Alternatively, there are many deals (cheaper) on the Apple Store's refurbished page. A Macbook will do for some good, light non-graphics intensive stuff. The 1GB RAM upgrade will probably be necessary for best performence.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    Id say that the macbook should be fine as long as you dont do anything graphics intensive (3d rendering) however 2 gig of ram would be realy realy nice to have.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    save your money.

    If you have your own ibook g4 and you are in highschool that is way more than enough. Why not wait until you are in college to buy a new laptop, then you will be able to get the latest greatest at that time. There is absoultly no reason why you would have to buy a new one right now if your current ibook is just a little slow.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    Well food for thought. I'm not quite sure what i'm going to do. If I do get a computer it will take about a month to save up, but then also waiting until after school and seeing what is out then is also a good idea. But thank your for your words of wisdom.
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2006
    computer experts can look at the specs to know what they need exactly.
    youre still in highschool. just wait until youre done in order to get the best of the time.

    also, unless you are a professional designer doing heavy workloads you wouldnt need a mbp... a macbook would suit you just fine.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    A MBP is overkill if you are in highschool. I would get a Macbook if I were you.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    I am goign to agree with that MBP way over kill for a highschooler. Better to save the money.
  9. macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    mbp is an overkill unless you plan to teach final cut pro or any other video, 3d app...

    I use Maya, Combustion, Photoshop daily and my MBP barely feels the pressure I used to hate them but I love Intel now....:D
  10. macrumors regular


    Jan 30, 2007
    If you're serious about Photoshop and graphics then you will be looking for a desktop Mac.

    You also don't need a new Mac. A refurbished Powermac (or even iMac) with a decent monitor will serve you fine and will be relatively inexpensive. Just fill it with ram.

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