Macbook ok for Pro Desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eyemacg5, May 25, 2007.

  1. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    We've been using Pro Desktop at school in Graphics and our tutor says that it would be good for us to have it at home aswell, I think she would like us to do some work using it at home, and I was wondering if a macbook would be ok to run it in either paralels or bootcamp. I only have an iMac G5 which cannot run ProD because it's windows only software as far as I am aware and anyway school only has Windows Licenses. Macbook ok or should I save up for the new MBP at WWDC (assuming there is one of course)?


    EDIT: Or would a Windows laptop be better?
     
  2. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    I don't know what Pro Desktop invovles, is it graphics intensive? If you're going to go for a laptop for a heavy duty app (assuming it is one) you'll probably want a high end MB or a MBP.

    The other option is to go for the 20" iMac if you don't need portability.
     
  3. eyemacg5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    prodesktop is a 3d app, which uses cad to draw the object and then renders it, not sure if all 3d apps do this because im not familiar with any more. I do need the portability so the 20'' imac is not an option,
     
  4. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    The Macbook has a crappy graphics card. So if you are doing work with 3D, you'll probably want something else. (Macbook Pro)
     
  5. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    The thing with the GMA950 (integrated graphics processor on the MacBook) is that although it's limited to 64MB, it'll still be alright for 3D rendering but you'll be waiting for a longer period of time. I don't see why everyone on here complains about the GMA950; it's only real drawback is high performance games and things like Motion.

    I'd go with a mid-range WhiteBook with 2GB memory. However, if you can afford it, a baseline MacBook Pro will do the job just peachy.
     

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