15" cMBP or rMBP- which for video edit before Haswell

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  1. iancflam, Jun 27, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013

    iancflam macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Hi all, I need your help to decide my FIRST :apple:MAC, as I soon have to record/ edit guitar tutorials audio/videos and upload to websites and share with others.

    I'd like to buy a 15" MacBook pro to edit (preferably record with iPhone 4S for 1080p) using quad-core to proceed, but I'm unsure if the SSD/video ram matters much. Does SSD/ video ram matter much for editing software like iMovie/Final Cut Pro?

    Which one is a better deal (price/performance), wondering if both suffice:)confused:) for the purpose of video editing?

    1. 15" rMPB 2012
    Apple refurbished, 16G Ram/256 SSD / 2.6GHz i7
    Nvidia GT650M 1Gb, warranty to Apr 2014

    2. 15" cMPB early l2011
    Used, 8G Ram/500G HDD/ 2.2GHz i7
    Radeon 6750 1Gb
    Hi-res matte screen
    Under Applecare to Jun 2014

    To be honest, I have been reading over the "Mega HASWELL waiting thread":D
    And the harder question is......which one do you think it'd lose less, if I sell it and update with Haswell in 2014(refurbished when available)?
    (if 12 hours battery I'll update with Haswell, otherwise I'll keep this for min 5 years )

    Thank you very much for any advice and suggestions!!!
  2. iancflam thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013
  3. etn macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    Try a search on the forum, there are literally thousands of cMBP vs rMBP threads... ;-)

    Good luck with your choice!


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