Differences between Macbook 15" line - justify the costs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have any benchmarks for these machines? Also, am I correct in presuming that the more expensive of the three have 'extra' video cards? What's going on here? Any ideas helpful since I'm about to buy. I would be using this machine primarily for travel photography (aperture, NX, photoshop etc), however also for sound engineering (as a hobby). I'm be going for the anti-glare I'm sure, but beyond this I'm a bit lost, I'm not interested in using it for anything else. I can spend that extra money on some new glass =)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Low-end 15" suits OK for your needs, you won't get any benefit from the 9600M GT. Apps you run are more CPU and RAM based
     
  3. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Now Aperture I know uses more of the GPU than Lightroom or other tasks, so if you run Aperture, the 9600 might be worth it. I generally don't think it's worth it because of the heat issues that arise from having that card in the unibodies.
     

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