A good recommendation for a older Macbook Pro for Photo editing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gavbo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Gavbo macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hi Everyone,

    While I would love to buy the latest and greatest macbook pro, I simply cant justify spending that kind of money that apple is asking for on system. Made that mistake once on a new 17" 1.67ghz and lost 40% only after a year.

    So I am considering an older second hand macbook pro, which I think would do me fine, so the question is which 15"/17" is better for pholo editing. I dont even mind going pre unibody too (but I do like to the 2 finger scrolling)

    In addition I was thinking about getting into Aperture 3 but it seems a little power intensive so are there any alternative photo editing application that is more resourceful so I dont need the state of the art system to run on?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I would take a look at refurbs, the low-end 15" for 1349$ is a good deal. Aperture ain't very intensive, just get 4GB RAM (most have it already) and you'll be fine.

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