About to buy NEED HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aviny, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Aviny macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2009
    So I'm getting a Macbook Pro for architecture school. I think I'll primerily run adobe programs like illustator and photoshop. I also take a lot of pictures and have a lot of music. So I was thinking I'd get a Macbook Pro. I want to spend as little as I need to but money isn't as big of a concern as getting a computer I'll be able to use for a long time. So I want a 15 inch, I know that, and I know that I want at least the 2.66GHz. If I get the 2.66 I get 256mb of ram on the graphics card if I get the 2.8GHz processor I'll get 512 mb of ram on the graphics card. I'm also deciding between a 320 gb 5400rpm hard drive and a 500 gb 5400rpm hard drive and a 500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive. Finally the type of display.

    Question 1: Is 2.8 GHz a lot faster than 2.66? Is 2.66 enough?

    Question 2: Is 512mb of graphics ram a lot better than 256? Is 256 enough?

    Question 3: Whats the difference between a 5400rpm drive and a 7200rpm drive? Is 5400 enough? Is 320gb enough? Is 500 too much?

    Question 4: Glossy screen or anti glare?

    Question 5: Anything I've over looked?

    Question 6: Should I wait? Anything exciting on the horizon?

    Thanks for the help guys!!

  2. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston

    Literally, we are moments away from new MBPs. January/February they should come.

    Also, go check them out in the store. I say go for Antiglare a million times over but its personal preference. Matte displays rock.
  3. CBAviator macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    See below...

  4. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    for the graphics card question, yes 256 vs 512mb is huge. Always go with the one with the most ram if you can.

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