For Final Cut..?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ride., Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Ride. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    Hey, so I will be getting my first actual laptop and Macbook this Christmas. Primarily, I will be using Final Cut, iLife, and some other stuff that I doubt I'll have to worry about like iTunes and browsing the web.

    Now, I understand Final Cut is an intensive task for a computer, so, in light of that and in the interest of a general/long term speed, which would be the better option?


    13-inch : 256GB
    1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    2GB memory
    256GB flash storage1
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

    15-inch: 2.53GHz
    Intel Core i5
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display

    Also, as a last question, in the Apple Store are there any upgrades one may do, or is that a strictly online thing? If I was able to afford an SSD for the MBP it would surely be the option, but I can't so maybe a refurbished one?

    Anyway, thanks a lot!
  2. allmIne, Dec 21, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010

    allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Is this serious?! It can't be.

    The MBP will run rings around the Macbook Air, clearly, even with the solid state storage on the Air.

    Guess I should expand. One has twice the RAM, an i5 processor in comparison to the now outdated C2D, more storage space (albeit not SSD) and a 15in display more suitable to editing. I just can't really see how which is the better option for video editing and long term speed is up for debate, lol.

    Maybe I missed something. It happens!
  3. allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
  4. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    For video editing you want a Macbook Pro. If you want a fast hard drive, just upgrade it to an SSD.

    I have an Air for iWork, email, iCal, etc...

    My iMac is my powerhouse. If I had to do that kind of media work on the road I would go with a Macbook Pro.

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