5400 or 7200 rpm for graphic design?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Zaner, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Zaner macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    I am going to purchase a new 15" mbp today. Can't decide wether to order the upgraded 7200 rpm drive or just purchase at the local Apple store with the standard 5400 rpm drive. Is it worth the wait? Will be working mostly with large graphic files (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc). Any advise would be helpful.

  2. aegis47 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    San Bernardino, CA
    MacBook or MacBook Pro for ArcGIS software?

    I'm in a similar dilemma--I'm going to be working on a GIS certificate this summer, and will need to get an Intel notebook to run ArcGIS software in Windows. I'm leaning towards a MacBook Pro because of the larger screen size, if nothing else, but does anyone here know how graphics-intensive ArcGIS is? Could a MacBook handle it? And would I see much of an advantage with a 7200 rpm HD over the stock 5400?
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    If you will be using large files, I think the faster drive will help.

    Extra ram will also be useful
  4. Zaner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    re: 7200

    leaning towards the 7200 but do't know if I can wait that long as it is fairly important that I receive it asap for a work trip. Does anyone know if they ship from the California location, as I live in Southern CA therefore shipping woulnt take too long.

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