About to buy NEED HELP

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

  1. Aviny macrumors newbie

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    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!!

    ~Andrew
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Wait!

    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

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    See below...

     
  4. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    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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