mac book pro or mac book with extra screen for home

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by, May 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007
    Hi finally gonna

    do it

    is it a mac book pro 2.16

    or a mac book 2.0 with a 17'' screen for home

    i want to run

    pro tools


    web design


    any thought s plz
  2. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    If I were you, I'd go with the MacBook Pro. The bigger screen will serve you well. :)
  3. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    If you are going to be running high graphic intensive software, then MacBook Pro will be your best choice.. although having dual screen is kinda cool, haha. Good luck!
  4. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161

    And later, you can buy, if you see you need it, a cheap (or not) extra screen
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007
    Not really graphic intensive

    what i presume ill need to do is upgrade ram

    I was thinking because price diff is $600 is it worth that much more for what i need

    portability is a thing as i need to record gigs

    is the spec diffential + screen enough to getr me to pay the extra $600
  6. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    I think you're fine with the MB in terms of being powerful enough for what you want to do.

    I think the key question is the size of the machine. You will appreciate the additional real estate on the MBP screen when editing, but the MB is more portable because of its smaller size.
  7. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California
    Macbook + 23" Apple or 24" Dell screen

    laptops are for portability. Macbook wins

    plugged into a screen at home, Macbook wins over MBP screen

    MBP doesn't offer anything that you need for what you're doing

    17" is a joke. Spend some time on a 23" & you'll know what I mean. unless you already have a spare lying around... just spend the extra bucks for a 23" or 24". The Dell 24" is very well priced and excellent in terms of bang for your buck.

    You will not be disappointed with a larger screen at home. A screen can last more than 1 computer. 2.4" increase in diagonal size is nothing. Go big if you're going to get a screen. Make deskspace for it. It'll be worth it.

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