Macbook Pro Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Darius Aziz, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Darius Aziz, Aug 3, 2011
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    Darius Aziz macrumors member

    Darius Aziz

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    #1
    So I know the probable answer here would be to look towards a windows machine, but I really hate windows, I have a very hard time using it for anything other then helping out my buddies with their PC problems.

    Now I tried to convince myself that the AIR was the machine for me, but I keep coming back to; photo editing is really important to me and as much as I want to pretend I wont, I will likely end up doing a little gaming during my free time in College.

    So I get thrown back to the MBP 15" upper end, because of the GFX memory. Only upgrade I put on it is the Matte screen, 2100 and some change.

    First, with the possible refresh so soon is it dumb to go all out for this thing?

    Second, am I dumb for forsaking windows 7 in this case? I prefer most things on OSX, and for some of the games I play I would have win7 boot camped, but for my primary computing experience I much prefer OSX

    I also LOVE the design and aesthetic of the MBP, etc.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Its not dumb at all. Refreshes happen, no biggie. Think of all the time you could be using it in the mean time. Also its not dumb to get a Mac. I use mine for:

    Game development
    Photo editing
    3D modeling
    Learning Visual effects
    Programming
    Gaming (light, too busy making them)

    and countless other things. I have a ton of experience with Windows, far more that OSX (I've only been using OSX for 3.5 years) and frankly, I hate using Windows for the work I do. Its just not stable enough for high end work where large amounts of data needs worked with efficiently.

    If you want OSX, go for it.
     
  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get by with other machines, you better wait for the refresh of the Mac Pro line since buying a Mac Pro is a huge investment and the current model is obsolete in technology. If you can't wait to get a new Mac, you may consider getting a Mac Mini Server for the time being.
     
  4. Darius Aziz thread starter macrumors member

    Darius Aziz

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    Theoretically could I plan to resell it when the Ivy Bridge machines launch? But isn't that supposed to be later in 2012 ish?

    yeah I will probably still go for it anyway! Id love a mac with a little power. My white macbook from 2008 is still treating me well!
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Free time in college is for drinking beer and chasing the opposite gender.





    Damn kids today...
     
  6. Darius Aziz thread starter macrumors member

    Darius Aziz

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    Hahaha, I am starting college after already working for a few years, and doing volunteer work overseas.

    Engaged and don't drink.

    Pretty sure I'll still go with the MBP, I think its increased ability with photo editing, bigger screen, and HD Cam all matter to me.
     
  7. imswimmin macrumors regular

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    Wait, are you looking for a mac pro or a macbook pro?
     
  8. Darius Aziz thread starter macrumors member

    Darius Aziz

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    Sorry, I just realized that I wrote Mac Pro, no I mean MBP
     

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