Help please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eggy123, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Eggy123 macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2016
    Hi Guys

    New to the forum here.

    I am after some help regarding the new MBP's.

    I currently have a late 2013 iMAC with the GTX 780M with 4GB as well as the 12 inch Macbook.

    My goal is to end up with one computer which can do it all.

    Now I am assuming here the graphics cards in the 13 inch version wont cut it for 4k video editing? or will they?

    I am looking to get similar performance as I would get off my iMac for the video editing. Aside from that I do a far bit of photo editing in lightroom and photoshop. I travel a lot so the 13 inch would be preferred but the if the graphics cant cut it which 15 inch do I need?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I'd go 15" for 4K video editing. Quad-core and dGPU, not to mention screen real estate is much nicer for video/photo work. 16 GB of RAM also is highly recommended which narrows the price gap.

    The 13" isn't very much more portable... Not enough so to be worth the sacrifices.
  3. Howard2k macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2016
    I've edited 4K videos on my 2015 13" with 8GB of RAM. Maybe my machine is really special. I also do photo editing in Lightroom and GIMP.

    It's not that the 13" cannot do these things, it's that the 15" can do them faster.

    Does it matter how much it costs?
    Does it matter how long it takes do the video work?
    Does it matter how heavy it is to carry around?
  4. Eggy123 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2016
    Altis. I travel the world with my laptop thats why the 13 inch would be preferred.

    Wont be editing the 4k when I am on the road, only photos.

    When I am at home it will be plugged into a couple of 4k monitors so the screen real estate is not that much of a big deal. My concern is if the processor and GPU are upto editing the 4k video.
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    As a heavy traveller myself, I understand the need to have a very small machine, especially if you need to work on airplanes. However, if you're looking to fully replace your iMac and do the things you listed, personally I would go for the 15" with a 2.9 processor and the 460 GPU. If you don't, you're home usage will feel somewhat compromised.

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