What model should i get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Genoa12, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Genoa12 macrumors newbie

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    I am currently about to enter my senior year and i have worked for a while and can afford a macbook as well as a macbook pro, the only issue is that i am curious as to whether i will need the extra power. I love the look of the macbook pro much more but that isnt worth the money i need to know if the power will be taken advantage of. Obviously ill be using chat programs and using word but i also plan on using photoshop a fair amount and becoming familiar with final cut pro and motion.

    what would you guys recommend? :D
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If you're getting into the higher-end stuff as you propose, you'll be better served by a MacBook Pro.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Final Cut Pro and Motion, then get the MBP especially for Motion which i am pretty sure is graphics card intense

     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Don't get it. I'd wait until you know where you're going to college, what you plan on majoring in, and what sort of machine they recomend.

    Having said that, I know you don't want to wait. So do you play games? At least wait until there's Core2 in the MBP's until you decide.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would recommend that you go with a MacBook Pro for your stated uses Genoa12. :)
     
  6. Genoa12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, i am not doing anything until after wwdc the biggest reason why i dont want to touch the macbook with a 10 foot pole is the screen is just way too small for me. Not even for the reasons i would use it, it is just my personal preference.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good idea (waiting until after WWDC '06). :)

    I know what you mean about the MacBook's LCD being too small. I was originally going to buy a MacBook instead of a MacBook Pro, but after comparing the screens and the look of the cases (aluminum vs plastic) I went with the MacBook Pro. :)
     
  8. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    If you wanna learn motion u HAVE to get the Macbook Pro because Motion will not run at all on the Macbook.
     
  9. Genoa12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry to go off but since you guys aanswered my questions i might as well as a new one. Which final cut should i get, i dont understand what comes with what this being my first mac and all. Does motion come with final cut, and is final cut express all i need or do i need studio or something D:
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd get the MBP. While the differences seem small and not worth the price difference to many people, the difference between the 2 models for people who actually do video or photo work may be significant. I mean, many people will tell you that ther resolution and video card aren't significant enough differences to pay an extra $500 or whatever (sorry, I don't know American pricing) isn't worth it, but it truly is for those people who need it. In fact, a screen with the same res as the 13.3" MB may make it unbearable and useless to the user.
     

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