Macbook Pro 13" durable enough?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dk-fatale, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. dk-fatale macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    For the past 4 years I've been using a HP Pavillion dv6000 notebook, which turned out to be really crappy, and I was never able to use photoshop or any video editing software without it heating up and shutting down. Now it's gotten to a point where it shuts down even by surfing the web.

    So now I'm thinking of buying the 2010 Macbook Pro 13" baseline model. This would be my first Macbook. I would mainly use it for surfing, email, downloading music/movies, photoshop, videoediting (quite light, I mostly make 3-4 min fanvids for YouTube).

    Do you think that it would be able to handle these tasks with ease without heating up and shutting down? Or would I need to go to the i5, 15" model?

    Money isn't a major issue, but I do care about it being lightweight and easy to carry around.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Yes. Stuff it with as much RAM as it can take and it'll be fine. I've never heard of a MacBook shutting down due to normal usage (and I consider the usage you described as normal).
     
  3. Covart Guest

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    Price no object and you want the 13" for portability:

    Simple then.

    MacBook Pro 13" 2.66Ghz. OCZ Vertex 250GB SSD. 8 GB RAM. Speed and application usage won't ever be an issue.
     

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