Macbook ideas

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

  1. grp318 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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