engineering student in need of a mac book pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by abello85, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. abello85 macrumors newbie

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    I have been looking for a MBP for about about 3 months now. I was wondering whether I should go with a 2.8 or 3.06 GHz processor. I would be using the laptop for mostly holding my music/videos and school work. I am wondering what processor I should get to handle some graphics intensive programs (i.e. auto cad).

    Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    2.8 should be fine. The GPU makes a bigger difference anymore.
     
  3. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    For graphics-intensive stuff, just make sure you get the NVidia 9600M GT, which is on the 2.66 and 2.8 models. Honestly for what you're doing, you could probably get along fine with the 2.66 GHz processor, so unless you need the extra processing power (2.66 should be plenty for AutoCAD), save a couple hundred bucks :D
     
  4. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    the CPU usually isnt going to do much for most graphics programs, but im not to familiar with CAD software so im not sure...
     
  5. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Just google your question. I swear, like once a day someone proclaims to be an engineering student and wants to know what computer to get.
     
  6. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    Eh, that's the case with 90% of the questions on these forums. People just want personal reassurance before they go out and spend a large chunk of change. I don't see anything wrong with that... it's not like he's asking why control + alt + delete won't work in OS X :rolleyes:
     

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