How good is the 13" for photo/video

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dozybolox13, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. dozybolox13 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Hello all,

    I'm planning on buying my very fist mac next month! I absolutely love the 13"mbp. I do photoshop and video editing (I also have a desktop but it's about 5 years old now and will be slower than the mbp).

    My question is: how good is the 13" for photo and video editing?



    I forgot to mention that screen size isn't an issue for me because I have an external monitor. I'm also a college student so I don't want to lug the 17" around.
  2. donjuan2009 macrumors member

    May 13, 2009
    I have the 13 basic with 2gb of memory, you need a least 4gb for photos and videos editing, If I was you I will buy the basic one and get 4g of memory in for abou $60 cheaper then apple...

  3. shambo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
  4. fcamilleri macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    In Your Mind

    I do recommend getting a 15 inch though, because you can get a better gpu and cpu with that, but as long as you get it with 4gb of memory, you should be fine.
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    :eek: I've seen lots of ignorant, idiotic comments on this forum, but I think this one takes the cake.

    The GPU will not make a shred of difference in video cutting. It will make a difference in Motion or Color, though, if the OP is planning on using them.

    The 13" MacBook or MBP will do everything you want. Buy one and enjoy it! :)
  6. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009

    you don't need at least 4 to edit video but whatever, we all know the more the better.

    I do a lot of stuff on this one that blows my desktops out of the water.
  7. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have an entry level 13" with no upgrades and I do all those things just fine. Its a hobby so if it were for work I might want more ram or bigger screen. But I probably edit at least one video a week and plenty of photos with no issues at all I love it.
  8. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    there's another I think we must not miss out
    is the screen quality.

    I'm not sure for video but for photo
    you would probably need a pretty good and accurate screen color.
    I think going for 15'' & 17'' obviously have a better screen.
    don't forget that the 13'' have too many screen model
    there's post of some getting purple color in their blues,
    some got washout.

    but actually with a good calibration you'll be fine
    not unless your unlucky end up with those problem I mention above.

    bigger screen is better too.
    13'' is bit small with 1280x800

    of course, doing video and photo you may already have prepare for external monitor.

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