Buying a MacBook

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

  1. cheesechoker macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    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


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    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


    Jun 19, 2007
    -more or less, for simple editing, it should be fine.
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    This is the best rev yet having all will love it
  5. fantasy macrumors newbie


    Jul 18, 2007
    Guangzhou, China
    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
  6. cheesechoker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    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

    Apr 29, 2007
    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

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

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