Mac pro for college and uni?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jakealdred, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. jakealdred macrumors member

    jakealdred

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    I have a macbook which will do me fine until college i do some photo editing (aperture) video (FCE) and graphics (photoshop cs3 extended) my macbook runs them well but no at the same time
    so im thinking of buying a mac pro in 3 years time for college and uni but some people have said buy a macbook pro for essays etc and a imac for home.
    I was planning on keeping my macbook for school and my mac pro for the majority of things i.e. FCS2 and aperture and maybe some light gaming.
    I know 3years seems like a long time but really its not yr 7 went ultra fast and yr 8 feels like i've been sitting on a rocket for 2 seconds!
    and i know times will change in 3 years time they might not be a macpro or a imac but just think of it as if im going to buy it know
    or think of it do i buy the high end desktop and keep the low end notebook
    or the high end imac and the low end macbook pro?
    also i want these to last me through out college and uni so about 5-7years
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    By that time there is going to be a new version of Photoshop, Aperture, Mac OS X, and the MacBook Pros.

    A Mac Pro is stunningly overkill for what you want. While always a great choice, it's hard to "recommend" anybody gets one. A MacBook Pro with the full four or five gigs of memory (or whatever is available at that time) should be fine.
     
  3. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    Probably best to not even think about it yet; considering the way the computer industry is developing.
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You won't even remember this thread in 3 years; I'd suggest not worrying about this now.
     
  5. billandy macrumors regular

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    logging onto the apple store for higher education in janet gives you at least £300+ education discount on mac pro.
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    my strategy was a macbook pro, but a 24" monitor and wireless mouse and keyboard and a couple external drives for the dorm

    works great
     

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