Buying a MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cheesechoker, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. cheesechoker macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm planning on buying a 2.16 GHz C2D MacBook in a few weeks.

    I've checked the MacRumors buyer's guide, and it looks like there probably won't be another hardware refresh until the end of the year. I don't want to wait that long.

    The reason I want to buy before Leopard is released is that until mid-September, Apple is including $199 vouchers for college students toward the cost of an iPod.

    So my questions are:
    - Is upgrading from Tiger to Leopard likely to cause any trouble?
    - Can Final Cut run OK on a non-pro MacBook? I may be doing some editing, but I don't need any real-time compositing.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    10.5 will run perfectly on the new MacBook. I planning on running it on my iMac G5 no problem.

    Final Cut, I think should be fine, I can't see it being very taxing on the GPU...but RAM is always your friend !
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    -no
    -more or less, for simple editing, it should be fine.
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    This is the best rev yet having all three....you will love it
     
  5. fantasy macrumors newbie

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    Final Cut Studio 2. System Requirements.
    Minimum Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications

    * A Macintosh computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor
    * 1GB of RAM
    * An AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Final Cut Studio is NOT compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
    * A display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
    * Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later
    * QuickTime 7.1.6 or later
    * A DVD drive for installation

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs.html
     
  6. cheesechoker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is the official word on it, but I've been checking around and heard that FC will install and run fine -- except for Motion, which doesn't matter to me.
     
  7. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Also from the Apple site:

    Although MBs aren't officially supported, they handle FCS rather well - if you check the MacRumors video editing thread, you'll see plenty of people running FCS on MBs nicely.

    Also see http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=43717

    Actually, it’s Color that is the most problematical; although Motion doesn’t run quickly on MBs, it is usuable,
     

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