Is Macbook right for me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kd5dmg, May 21, 2008.

  1. kd5dmg macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I am a Windows guy that is moving to Mac. I use a core 2 duo dell laptop with intel video on the MB to do photo work in lightroom and photoshop.

    I am looking at the black mac book and was just wanting to make sure I will be happy with it. I will be moving to mac versions of lightroom and PS cs3.

    Am I correct in thinking that they will work just a fast as they do now or even faster?

    I know the MBP would be better but I am limited on $.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Stick with the laptop you have unless having OS X is really going to improve your workflow. Some more specifications on the Dell laptop would help as well.

    Is there something wrong with it right now?
     
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I agree it sounds like that Dell is a new laptop. Save the cash and when the Dell becomes slow then buy into a Mac :)
     
  4. kd5dmg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well the Dell is a work laptop that I am using all the time since my personal died.

    The Dell has a 2gig Core 2, 2Gb ram and Intel 965 graphics chip.


    I really need a personal laptop again to take along with me as I travel.

    At some point in time I will get busted for having PS and lightroom on my work system.
     
  5. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    Go for the white laptop. Same specs less money. Yes, black is cool but so is saving money.
     
  6. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

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    Stretch to a 15" MBP with the 8600GT M & LCD screen.
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    You don't need a dedicated graphics for Adobe apps.
     
  8. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    How about looking for a refurb MBP or a used one from eBay?
     
  9. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

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    I thought moving hi-resolution images around the screen uses the graphics card - zooming, panning, dragging image blocks around, scanning through iphoto etc ?

    ...And in time maybe he might try pixelmator and use the real-time filters with core GL?
     
  10. Hyde244 macrumors member

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    As SDLSteve said, do not buy the Black MacBook and instead buy the White.

    They are the exact same model, but you pay an extra $200 for the Black MacBook casing.

    Rather, you could spend that $200 on upgrading the RAM on the MacBook.

    Bottomline, buy White, not Black.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That explains your situation in much more detail. I suggest a refurbished White 2.4 GHz Macbook then.
     
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