Looking at 15" Mac book pro but what specs should I look for?

michael31986

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Should I get low range. Mid range or high range. Right now I have a 2007 Sony vaio. It's time to just have everything apple since all my other stuff is apple. Advice on what's best deal would be helpful.
 

Matbookpro

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Should I get low range. Mid range or high range. Right now I have a 2007 Sony vaio. It's time to just have everything apple since all my other stuff is apple. Advice on what's best deal would be helpful.
It depends on what you plan to do on your macbook

I ordered my first mac yesterday, a macbook pro 15" anti-glare i7. (high range) and will order a Hitachi 7k500 harddrive tomorrow to upgrade that myself. I will be using it for photoshop and my photography, and general use, and will be trying out logic studio.

So that's the one I chose, but it really just depends on your needs.
 

DIMEZ

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are you trying to buy new? and budget?

Should I get low range. Mid range or high range. Right now I have a 2007 Sony vaio. It's time to just have everything apple since all my other stuff is apple. Advice on what's best deal would be helpful.
 

michael31986

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I want new for sure. I think mid might be better what does that one have above the low range.
 

HLdan

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I want new for sure. I think mid might be better what does that one have above the low range.
Could you tell us at least a few things that you will be doing on the computer, otherwise no one can offer a recommendation. There's ram, hard drive space as well as CPU to take into consideration based on your needs so list on please? :)
 

applefanDrew

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Go with the low range. Generally that's your best value with macs. Also, the difference in a 2.4 and 2.53 is negligible. The i5 will do what you need. I you need a bigger HDD just buy one separate and install yourself.
 

michael31986

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I would just mainly use it to surf the web and download songs and iTunes and Microsoft office and maybe a little video/pic editing but just basic editing
 
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