MBP 13inch 2.26Ghz for School and Graphics Designing --Go for it?

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  1. mnlop macrumors newbie

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    i'm a design and animations student, so i'm planning to buy mbp to help me in my studies also in my designing life.

    will the 13'MBP 2.26ghz MBP do fine in designing,gaming,multitasking?
     
  2. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    It should most likely do the job yea, although for gaming - what games are you wanting to play? The 9400m isn't a bad chip for some older games but it will struggle with some of the latest ones. [​IMG]
     
  3. EmielS macrumors member

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  4. mnlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2Gb ram:(
    that's only what i can buy from my budget.
     
  5. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    It won't be that great for gaming, but what laptop is?
     
  6. mnlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im not gonna use it purely on gaming, just 2d gaming.
    im just gonna use illustrator, after effects, photoshop, final cut por, like that kind of stuff, will it work out?
     
  7. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    The 13" 2.26GHz MBP should do fine with that, but I would recommend upgrading the RAM through 3rd party to 4GB. Don't buy Apple upgrades. But, if you can save more money, and don't mind buying a refurb, I would personally buy this-->http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB470LL/A?mco=MjE0NjE5MA
     
  8. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that Macbook Pro is fine. In the future, consider an external monitor for more screen space, 4GB of RAM, and a 7200RPM hard drive or a SSD.
     
  9. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I have 4gb installed in my new 13" 2.2 and so far all applications open quick.
    Especially adobe. I havent tried any burning or transcoding of videos.
    My iMac is very slow right now compared to this.
    I might use it as a monitor for my macbookpro
     
  10. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Just throw in 4GB of RAM and you should be good to go, make sure you take advantage of Apple's Edu discount and free iPod deal (I think the printer deal is no longer).

    This is what I put in mine, pretty much the cheapest you can find and Crucial is a great brand:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191
     
  11. Blue04 macrumors newbie

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    Today July 20, 2009 is the last day for the free printer. OP what I did today is get the 2.26 and go from 2gb to 4gb RAM for an extra $90 in the store.
     
  12. mnlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ooh! i'm just new with mac.. can you upgrade the MBP ram?how?
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Have you considered getting an older model?

    Great way to save money.
     
  14. scho047 macrumors newbie

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    i use it for my work which is dealing with archicad... and using photoshop etc... and its working out just fine.. and juswt as well as it did with macbook pro 15...
    hope this helps..
     
  15. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Remove 10 screws, lift the bottom panel. Easy.

    I'd buy the RAM from Crucial, It's, what, $72 I think.
     

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