Advice on buying a MBP for school.

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

  1. NHDrumline17 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009

    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


    Jun 8, 2007
  3. ppilone macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Its a great machine and should definitely do everything you need it to do (well).
  4. NHDrumline17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    do you think its overkill at all? Would I notice a difference with the 512 MB video memory as opposed to the 256 MB?
  5. NHDrumline17 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
  6. Revolution13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    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


    Nov 14, 2008
    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

    Apr 21, 2009
    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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