How powerful is the new mb?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by letsjointhenavy, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. letsjointhenavy macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    I'm debating on whether to get the new 2.4 mb or getting a refurbished 2.4 mbp for about $1300 from apple. I'm a film student and use PC for now so I use Premiere, but would switch over to final cut. Are the new macbooks able to run final cut? Or would I be better off getting the refurbished pro? Thanks.
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    I run Final Cut Express on my early 2008 2.4GHz MacBook (with Intel GMA X3100 chip) and with 4GB RAM slotted in it runs FCE pretty well. Admittedly sometimes rendering takes a while but most of the time if you're fiddling with video clips it runs perfectly well.

    I do a TV degree so FCE does get put through its paces every so often, but it always pulls through and often a lot faster than some of my Windows using friends, even though their machines are equipped with faster GPUs and occasionally faster CPUs too.

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