Is Quart Extreme Supported in Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by afuturestrader, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. afuturestrader macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to decide between a Macbook and Macbook Pro. The biggest issue for me is the graphics card.

    One piece of software I will need to use for my business is a screencast creator such as ScreenFlow by Varasoftware.

    The site lists "Quartz Extreme" as a system requirement.

    Does the integrated graphics card in the Macbook support Quartz Extreme?

    According to this Apple article one can check the machine easily

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301347

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Quartz Extreme and Core Image are supported on all Intel Macs. This includes the GMA950 and GMA X3100.
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    If you have the option of getting the Pro, then there's no reason not to. It's actually a little more transportable than the MacBook in my experience due to the difference in thickness (makes a much bigger difference than you'd expect).
     
  5. afuturestrader thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answers.

    It is generally thought that a piece of software like the one mentioned in my first post (screencast software) needs a dedicated graphics card?

    Or should the intel integrated graphics suffice?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If my Macbook can handle light 3D gaming then screencasting is nothing. I checked the website and the application doesn't appear to be very demanding beyond Quartz Extreme support.
     
  7. Sage Harupyuia macrumors member

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    My Macbook runs iMovie, Final Cut Express and the occasional DotA and everything is still as good as i expect it to be. ;)
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Funny you mention this.

    I have a PB15 and recently purchased a MBP15. I can't believe how different they feel because the MBP15 is a bit thinner than the PB15.

    Thinness really makes a difference.

    To the OP, get the MBP if you can.
     

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