Help me choose a Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wakashizuma, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Wakashizuma macrumors member

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    Hello everyone
    I'm about to purchase a new Macbook Pro. However I dont know which of the macbooks will fit my needs. I prefer the 13" because I like my laptop to be small and portable but I'm not sure if it has enough power to do what I need

    Here is the list of what I need my laptop to do

    )Using iMovie 09 to edit home made movies (SD and sometimes AVCHD)
    )Using iTunes
    )Using iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom to manage my photos
    )Work with RAW files within iPhoto, Photoshop and Lightroom (No heavy editing, just basic stuff)
    )Microsoft Office
    )Web, Mail, iCal, Address Book
    )No games

    Is the 13" Macbook Pro with nVidia 9400 capable for my needs? Does it support the upcoming Mac OSX Snow Leopard with all of its features?

    Thank you in advance

    PS: Is there a lot of difference in terms of speed between the 2.26 and 2.53 processors? Is the speed difference really noticeable?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Either 13" will do fine for you, and yes, the 9400M chipset will support OpenCL as well as the GrandCentral technology.
     
  3. arnop macrumors regular

    arnop

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    For what you intend to do with your macbook pro, I would suggest you buy the $1,199.00 13" version and upgrade to 4g of ram ($100 @ Apple but you can find it cheaper on other websites). IMO you won't need the faster processor.

    Enjoy it and keep us posted !
     

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