Feedback On My 17" MBP for Video and Graphics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilnyc, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. lilnyc macrumors 6502a

    lilnyc

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    Jun 5, 2007
    #1
    I switched to Apple from Windows in March, 2006. At first I used my MBP for school only. Now I use it for moderately high def video and graphics editing. A tower is best, but I want to stay portable, and can only afford one.

    Do you think that this is a good switch?

    I am switching from this

    MBP 15"
    2.0 GHz
    Intel Core Duo
    256 MB VRAM
    2GB Memory
    100 GB HD = constantly running out of space for apps, even with external HDs
    7200 HD speed
    NO Dual Layer Drive *shock to me*

    TO

    * Processor 065-6991 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * Memory 065-6993 4GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    * Hard Drive 065-6997 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200
    * Optical Drive 065-6998 SuperDrive 8X
    * Display 065-7039 MacBook Pro 17-in Hi-Res GL WS
    * Modem 065-6999 NO MODEM
    * Apple Software Solutions 065-6200 NO OPTIONAL SW
    * Keyboard/Mac OS Language 065-7006 BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    * Country Kit/AEX 065-7009 Country Kit
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #2
    I don't think it will be worth it, you will only get a 25% boost in speed. I was heavily considering upgrading also and I am an impulse buyer But when I did a little research I knew that it wouldn't be that much faster and I would be disappointed at how little the speed boost was.
     
  3. lilnyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lilnyc

    Joined:
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    #3
    I almost didn't buy it for that reason, but I was eventually sold on the hardware upgrades. We'll see.
     

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