Macbook Pro 13" i5 Dual Core for $1,150 or 15" Quad Core for $1,750?

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  1. macsuperstar macrumors newbie

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    --Macbook Pro 13" i5 Dual Core for $1,150 or 15" Quad Core for $1,750???--

    Intended use: making youtube videos and videos of 5 minute clips for a website I just started working for, using Final Cut Pro (my brother can get me a really good deal on FCP).

    I am very low on funds. I plan to use the i5 for a while...and make enough $ to pay for it's cost...if this line of work is successful...or I get a deal to work on larger, more complex/lucrative video editing projects, I'll sell the i5 for a loss and upgrade.

    This new job is part time only and future opportunities with them are unclear. This would be my first Mac. Current computer= $300 walmart single core junker to put things in perspective.

    Sound like a a good plan???
     
  2. kyle1320 macrumors regular

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    If you're not sure how well things will go, start with the 13". It will do what you want it to do perfectly fine.
     
  3. mdnz macrumors regular

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    You can spend the money you save by going with the 13" by buying an external monitor, it's much easier to work on a large resolution with FCP.
     
  4. Waffl3s macrumors newbie

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    You can get the 13" i5 for 1000 usually from Microcenter if you have one near by
     
  5. macsuperstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you bro.

    Had never heard of the place...found one 90 minutes from my house in LA. Got it for $999 as you said, $1,080 with tax. At best buy would have been $1,250 with tax. You just saved me $170. Much better value now and better for resale.

    If you're ever in LA drinks are on me.

    Jared
     

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