Buying a macbook

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  1. Bryson04 macrumors newbie

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    I am new to the forum and I am looking torge getting a new macbook to edit my GoPro videos with. I will have about 720 dollars and plan on buying a used ones on eBay. I am 15 so I am defiantly nt trying to become professional. Any suggestions.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Buy the most powerful machine you can with that amount. There isn't much else to it.

    I'd go for a 15'', editing video on a 13'' screen must be painfully cramped.
     
  3. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good. I think if like 15" better anyways. Better resolution. I know I need 4gb ram but anything that's not costly that you prefer?
     
  4. Chris7811, Mar 25, 2014
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    Chris7811 macrumors newbie

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    I like the air and recommend it for almost anything

    I have had 3 in the past 4 years the reason were some were broken and I had to fix them so I kept them but there are a ton out there and are in your price range

    A.) amazon.com 650 or less
    B.) ebay eh
    C.) any other site not trussed by me

    in general there are some out there plus you can get an external and use that to hold the videos then the air itself for what ever else you want to do.

    here

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...1&keywords=13+inch+macbook+air&condition=used



    or

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook...qid=1395771436&sr=1-6&keywords=13+macbook+air
     
  5. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much. will defiantly try. How did you go through three macs that fast? Or are you hard on your mac
     
  6. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    The way I read it is that he acquired them broken and fixed them up for himself.

    Barney
     
  7. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. Sorry mid read.
     
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    Are you sure 4GB of RAM is enough for video editing?
     
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  11. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All do respect to you I am very appreciative of him showing me that thread. I am not paranoid about eBay. I am more aware.
     
  12. MTL18 macrumors regular

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    As someone who does photography editing while running a tight budget, here is some advice:

    #1) External monitors are very cheap now, and editing on a 23 inch screen is way better than a 15.

    #2) The price difference between 15 and 13 is likely the cost of an external monitor. Do your research.

    #3) Money can be saved by not going retina, which will also give you a computer that can be upgraded over time.
     
  13. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much. I understand quality is everything but budget is hard to get. I think I will get one and put on my wall or.
     
  14. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I think for video editing, you should have at least 8GB of RAM, or better still, 16 if you can afford it.
     
  15. Bryson04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use gopro studio which is asking for only 2 fb but recommended 4.
     
  16. Chris7811 macrumors newbie

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    I am not hard on my macs

    I filled my first air which was the second gen so I sold it after that got a pro so I had more space the system was just gone so I used it for a year and then I had my brothers air since he had it cracked by my mom so I gave it to a friend who just used it with her tv then now I have the high end new air for college thats why the pro was used and was basically free
     

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