MacBook Pro Purchasing Opinion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spook2517, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. spook2517 macrumors member

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    Greetings,

    I just had my MacBook Pro crap out. Its sad, but I am due for an upgrade. Long story short I am stuck between the $1,800 & $2,200 models. I'll be doing a lot of office work, ingesting video (mostly from canon's), limited basic fcp editing and limited basic Photoshop editing. I'm part of a two man production company, so random task are part of life.

    The key differences for me between these models is the
    -512mb vs 1gb video car
    -2.3 ghz vs 2.6 ghz processor

    Is the $400 price difference worthwhile in my case or will these be noticable upgrades a year down the road?
     
  2. efirmage macrumors member

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    I don't think they will be too much of a difference, as long as you're not playing games or doing extensive video editing.

    The practical approach would be to put that $400 towards a new machine a few years down the road, as it's a significant amount of the initial investment.
     
  3. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    You should think about the 1gb vs 512MB option. For the processor, go for the 2.3 because the performance gains are minimal.
     
  4. spook2517 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your feedback. The input helped and I think I know the route I will go.
     

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