Hi all first macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by noobzpro, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. noobzpro macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    Hey guys, im in a dilemma right now...as im doing my diplomas in I.T i will soon have to also know how to use a macbook and do programming on it such as maybe iOS apps....thus i feel that i should start learning so at least in future looking for a job would be slightly easier knowing both platforms....my current choices are this....

    MBA 13" 256gb w/ i7 upgrade

    MBP 15" ati 6750 stock maybe future diy upgrades to 8gb ram

    dont know whether i will get into video editing...current target is to learn mac os and do basic programming on it....will be carrying it to school everyday so afraid MBP becomes a hassle...barely any gaming done other than wc3 as have another main computer...will most likely bootcamp it too

    thanks for the advices
  2. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    The MBP For sure.


    - MBA are not upgradeable
    - MBA cannot do any type of gaming efficiently
  3. noobzpro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    hmmm i got no plans to do gaming on it....as i already have a gaming desktop and desktop replacement laptops to game on....currently really considering whether to get

    MBP 15"
    i7 2.3ghz upgrade or 2.2ghz stock
    4gb ram (diy upgrade to 8gb in future cheaper?)
    500gb 7200rpm (change to vertex 3 end of year)
    Hi-Res (glossy or antiglare?)
    amd ati 6750m
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Get the baseline cpu. Upgrading that is a waste of money.
    You're right about the RAM; stock and upgrade yourself for 50 or less
    I'm doing the same with my HDD; stock 320 and a ssd later this year
    Hi-res (I would say antiglare but you should read people's impressions of it before making the final choice).

    Since you have a gaming machine, get the cheaper graphics card; the stock 256mb one. The 6490M

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