Avid Pro Tools on 13" Macbook Pro 2.3 or 2.7?

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  1. koldplay macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am going to buy a 13" Macbook Pro mainly to run 'Avid Pro Tools 9'.
    I am upgrading the HD to SSD and 8GB of RAM.

    Should I get the 2.3GHZ or the 2.7GHZ version? or would the difference be barely noticable?

    I would rather not have to pay the extra $300 if possible but if it would make the application run better then I will.

    If anyone has any experience with this application or advice it would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. dsio macrumors regular

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    It won't make your applications run much faster at all, you'll hardly notice it. That said, you get to look down your nose at i5 owners if you own the i7, and $300 is a small price to pay for smugness.
     
  3. koldplay thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be fine with either. I was fine with a Core 2 Duo. You will likely hit the memory limit in Pro Tools before you hit the processor limit.

    Notice that Pro Tools 9 is not compatible with OS X 10.7 yet.
     
  5. koldplay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info getz76. Exactly the info I needed.
     

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