Help With Computer Choice, going HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trialser, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Trialser macrumors member

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    Im looking to step up from my 2.2ghz aluminum MBP bought in 07. I just bought a Sony XR500V and want to be able to edit in Final Cut Pro or Express. I have used FCP quite a bit but when I try using it with the new camera, I have to render every clip and it gets old. What would you recommend for specs? 2.6, 2.8gHz? What else should I look for, would a faster hard drive speed things up dramatically? Im not looking to spend much over 2000$, might go the used/refurbished route.
    Thanks
     
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    A high end 15" seems to be good for your budget. The processor at 2.8 instead of 2.6 will speed things up a bit, and the GPU will play a bigger role now that SL is out.
     
  3. Trialser thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

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    The only HD laptop by mac is the 17" MBP 1920x1200=1080p

    so if you are like me and need crisp sharp detail thats the ticket.
     
  5. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    I do believe 720p is HD too and well my 13" has a higher than 720p resolution.

    But, yeah, only the 17" supports 1080P HD
     

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