Macbook Pro for Graphic Design and Video?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gannon, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Gannon macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am looking to buy a new Macbook Pro. My main use for the laptop will be graphic design and some video production. I will being using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro.

    I want a portable machine since I will be living on a college campus. I think I would prefer the 13" Macbook Pro over the 15" simply because it is more portable, and if I want a bigger screen I can hook it up to an external monitor. However I'm not sure if the specs on the 13" will be a hindrance on my graphic design and video production.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The only thing that would be a huge noticeable difference is rendering times, however, the 13" is still plenty fast, so I'd get that if it's your preference.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    The only spec on the 13'' that may be a hinderance is the screen resolution, but it's definitely doable - and not a problem if you are going to be hooking it up to an external. I would just be aware of it's resolution when you don't have access to an external, as you won't be carrying one of those around I hope.
     
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