Macbook ideas

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grp318, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. grp318 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    I am new to the mac world after being a die hard PC fan. I have always liked the apple computers and getting ready to buy one in the next week. I am looking at the black macbook with the 200gb harddrive and 2gb of ram. I really want the 13in screen. I am into video editing and would like to run Final Cut, but I understand that I cant do that with the macbook. I am open to all ideas?... Please let me know what you think.
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2007
    You can do some editing, but its not the best mac for it. Macbook pro would be more suitable for you in my opinion
  3. scott85213 macrumors member

    May 19, 2007
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    The reason that it is "Not Recommended" is that Macbook's have integrated graphics. In order to render video faster and use effects that motion offers, you really should have a standalone graphics card such as the Macbook Pro's.
  5. grp318 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    Hummm, I really like the 13in screen. Is there any software out there that is a must have? OFfice 2008, Apature, ect. I have no idea what to look for.. I love cool programs...
  6. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Final Cut Express works fine on a macbook.
    If your serious about video editing get the macbook pro.
  7. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Final Cut Pro works just fine on my Macbook.

    As for must-have programs... that depends on the person, no? Perian and Flip4Mac are two tools I think every Macbook should have installed =)
  8. avingochea macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Right next door to hell Yuma, Arizona
    Theres alot of cool apps for macbook. The first thing I install whenever I restart my macbook, or get a new one is Quicksilver. I feel crippled without quicksilver. Then theres vmware fusion, to run a virtual machine like windows.. (sometimes you just need windows... its sucks.. but its the sad truth) I'm at work so I can't look at what I have, and thats all I can think of off the top of my head.. all I can think about is ITS FRIDAY AND I'm ALMOST OUT OF HERE!!!

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