Advice on buying a MBP for school.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NHDrumline17, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. NHDrumline17 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I will be an incoming freshman this year, and I am considering getting a MBP for college. My major will be a media major, with a primary focus on audio, and a secondary focus on video. I am looking at the MBP and thinking that I am going to go with the highest end 15" one due to the good HDD, video cards, and portability (as opposed to the 17"). Do you think this would be a wise choice for my major situation, and if not, can you please give me some reccomendations? I would also consider getting an iMac, but I feel that the portability of the MBP would help.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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  3. ppilone macrumors 6502

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    Its a great machine and should definitely do everything you need it to do (well).
     
  4. NHDrumline17 thread starter macrumors member

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    do you think its overkill at all? Would I notice a difference with the 512 MB video memory as opposed to the 256 MB?
     
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  6. Revolution13 macrumors newbie

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    You will notice a slight difference in rendering and such between the 512 and 256 when using graphic intensive programs such as motion.
     
  7. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    well since youll be doing video stuff, 512 if prob good. Besides i think SL is supposed to use vram too.
     
  8. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    Great choice , the 17 in in my opinion is to big to be carrying around, the 15 in is the perfect size
     

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