macbook ($999 model) just as trustworthy as imac ($1299 model)?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by luzzerylavender, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. luzzerylavender macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    I am animating a pretty massive 70 minute flash cs3 cartoon. Right now I have a mac mini 1.83ghz 1gb ram. I know the limitations and such of the mac mini and can get by with smaller clip lengths but it doesn't have a dvd burner, and upgrade to flash cs4 requires 2gb ram. But for now the mac mini can handle my flash clips rather well.

    Having that in mind, I really wanted to have a portable animation studio for on the go, plugged in of course at different places not using battery. So I liked the macbook, the most current model. I am weary of trusting it to handle my movie. I cannot afford a macbook pro. So its this or I was thinking of just limiting myself to a desktop which is stronger I think, the imac 20" base model.

    If you were me, would you think that the macbook could handle the movie? Or go with the sure answer, being the iMac 2.4ghz? And I would max out the ram with whichever choice I do make.

    I have already asked a similar question in this forum a few days ago, but this is an updated version of that question. Heh

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
  4. luzzerylavender thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ah I was hoping to hear that the macbook would be fine :)

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