Macbook or Macbook Pro ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alebar14, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. alebar14 macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking for a new laptop for a mac.

    I used to have an iMac Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and an eMac G4 700 Mhz which are sold it few months ago due to a financial problem.

    Now I will be have some cash saved up in an upcoming 2-3 months later as I have a new job. I realize I want to stick with a portability computer as I will do freelance job later on in a near future.

    I am a Graphic Designer and mainly I use iMac G5 in my office as to design a classified ads in a magazine publishing company which means I use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.

    I want a mac laptop for a freelance work in most print design (designing leaflet, business card, logos, etc) and photography design work too. I want my mac laptop to be used as a multi-entertainment: watch DVD, surfing internet, and chats. I want to use my mac laptop to play games such as The Sims 2 with its expansion packs. Most of the time I'd like to use it as to rip DVD movies.

    For the last thing, In a future ( a year or so), I want to use my mac laptop to edit some video editing. I am planning to buy a HDV Sony camcorder in a near future and edit it using either iMovie HD or Final Cut Express. Nothing serious work for video editing in a year or so because I'd probably buy a Prosumer Sony HDV model.

    So which one I should consider to buy:

    High end Mac Book black/white OR
    Mac Book Pro ?

    If a Mack Book Pro, what are the difference between :

    2.2 Ghz or 2.4 Ghz ?


    Thanx guys... looking forward for your further favor.




    Warmest Regards,


    Alexander Barus
     
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

    ktbubster

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    macbook pro, if not for just the extra screen size/color accuracy of the matte screen or showing clients etc and definitely working on (if you don't have an LCD, although when you have a chance i'd get one if you don't have one already) .. if it's a bit pricey, go refurb 2.16 C2D they just lowered the prices to 1499. THey are great computers. Mine is great and it's a few versions before as you can see in my sig. MBP all the way. Better for businessy/freelance designer work.. and i think video editing may use the graphics card a bit there, and if you want to game that would be important too as the MB only has an integrated one.

    GL with your new comp!

    edit : where are you from?
     
  3. alebar14 thread starter macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    ;)

    Thank you for your respond. I am from Indonesia. I was studying here in Auckland, New Zealand for a year earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and did only a year in Postgraduate Studies as I didn't completed the whole year (for MA).
     
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

    techlover828

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    if you are in school use your edu discount and then get your free ipod and sell it, that'll take 400 bucks off the hefty price tag
     

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