MacBook Pro User Looking for Upgrade

tmricks

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Original poster
Jul 27, 2010
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I am currently using a MacBook Pro 13" 2.26 GHz and love it. I soon began editing HD video and messing around with 3d animations in Cinema 4d on my i7 920 gaming pc but wanted to make the switch over to Mac.

I was wondering what any of you would suggest for what I want to do? Main programs I would be using are After Effects CS4, Photoshop CS4, and Cinema 4d. Would a 15" MacBook Pro i5 do the job or should I keep my current MacBook and go with an iMac or baseline Mac Pro?

Thanks ahead of time. Also I am on a tight budget so keep that in mind (around $2500).
 

spinnerlys

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Sep 7, 2008
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For messing around, the 13" MBP will be fine. If you make money with those programs or want better experience with the graphics, a Mac with a dedicated GPU will be in order. If you go the MBP or iMac route depends on your portability needs.
 

pyramis

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Dec 2, 2008
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Palo Alto, CA
If you're doing this stuff professionally and therefore sitting in one place for hours editing video, then a Mac Pro may be your ticket. If it's less mission-critical, and will double as your everyday workhorse, the 15" MBP is plenty of power and screen for your needs.
 
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