Amazed with my new MBP 15" fully upgraded

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rei101, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. rei101 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2011
    My last MBP was my 17" I bought in 2008 (the one I am using for typing this).

    But I am freelancing and needed a good MBP for video editing and anything else. I got the MBP o a Tuesday and I got a gig that Saturday as an audio engineer for an small band in a birthday party. I installed Logic Pro X, connected an audio interface I had in a drawer for 4 years (M-Audio 6 audio channels) USB 2.

    I went to the party and recorded the 6 audio channels with no problem. My MBP has 1TB flash drive, 16GB Ram and 2GB video card with Yosemite.

    And today I did a final mix on the 20 songs and sent it to the client, all for $600. And I just brought my MBP and audio interface. I am impress on how reliable this computer is. I hope it last 8 more years. I still have a 12" Powerbook working just fine from 2004.
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
    Congrats, enjoy your new machine! I think that config will last quite a while.
  3. rei101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2011
    And I just installed After Effects and the ram preview was so fast that I didn't realize it was already render. I had two layers in HD and one with gaussian blur. Way too fast, fast as instantaneous.
  4. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    We seem to have the same machine. Yours is a Retina model, no?

    An awesome tool. You're in for lots of fun. Enjoy!
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  6. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2013
    New York
    Congrats on your new machine! :) I, too, have a rMBP fully loaded and I couldn't be happier! It's the best laptop I've ever owned!
  7. Xace macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    I would consider if you really need the 2Gb discrete GPU, and exchange it for a model with just the integrated intel GPU. Apple has a history of problems with discrete GPUs.

    For example the 2011 models with discrete GPU have a life expectancy of about 3 years. See more information here:
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Apple greatly improved the thermal design and ventilation in the rMBPs.

    In the 2011 Radeongate debacle, the first of the failures showed up within the first year, and increased sharply around the third year. The cMBPs had lousy thermal design and ventilation.

    It's been 2 and a half years since the mid-2012 rMBPs with 650M debuted, and so far, there aren't any widespread GPU failures yet, aside from buggy NVIDIA drivers in OS X Yosemite.

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