Buying a MacBook

cheesechoker

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Jul 21, 2007
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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.
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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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 !
 

squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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- 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.
-no
-more or less, for simple editing, it should be fine.
 

fantasy

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Jul 18, 2007
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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

http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs.html
 

cheesechoker

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Jul 21, 2007
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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
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.
 

Igantius

macrumors 65816
Apr 29, 2007
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Final Cut Studio 2. System Requirements.
Minimum Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications

http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs.html
Also from the Apple site:

Final Cut Studio is not supported on MacBook
If you have a MacBook, the Final Cut Studio (Universal) crossgrade Installer does not prohibit you from installing the pro applications, but this configuration does not meet the minimum system requirements for Final Cut Studio.

See the Final Cut Studio system requirements for complete requirements.

Note: The integrated graphics processor in the MacBook does not permit float processing in Motion and will result in degraded performance and other issues in Motion and other Final Cut Studio applications.
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

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