Help With Computer Choice, going HD

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

  1. Trialser macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2008
    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.
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    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

    Sep 25, 2008
  4. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

    May 29, 2009
    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

    Jul 30, 2009

    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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