Base 13" MBP - can it handle what I need?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Surfing@Blacks, May 21, 2011.

  1. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    I had my mind set on the 2.2 15" MBP but now I am thinking about just getting the base 13" inch MBP. Will this handle light video editing on FCX. I would like to make surfing videos with footage taken from my t2i. I would like it to be a smooth process with no hiccups.

    Will I have to move up to the 15" line to achieve this? Also I will be hooking it up to a ultrasharp 23" dell monitor, will it lag at all?

  2. phas3 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2008
    I would pick up an SSD for that kind of work. Or the momentus XT hybrid SSD and add 4 more gbs of ram.
  3. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    I think if I were buying one with the plan of video editing I'd grab the 15" base. Those two additional cores will really help.
  5. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    It would be much cheaper to order the MBP with a regular HDD and upgrade to an aftermarket SSD.
  6. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    I think he was referring to getting it after market as well. If I do move up to the 15inch. Wouldn't it be wise to make the jump to the high end one? Get that extra 100 off?
  7. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010

    I shoot with a t2i and do all my editing using Motion, Color and Final Cut on my 2009 13 inch MBP. It handles everything just fine, so you should have absolutely NO issues with a 2011 machine.

    Would a 15 inch model get the job done faster? Yes, without a doubt, BUT the 2011 13 inch is a very capable computer
  8. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010

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