Mbp 17

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by J.L.Photography, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

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    Good afternoon MR Forums!

    Yes, Im new, and cannot wait to grab my first apple computer. I have everything BUT....a Mac...

    Im currently holding out for the 2012 MBP, in either 15" or 17"

    heres my usage:

    My torrents and stuff will still come from my Dell... as to not clog or slow my mac.
    Will be doing heavy photo editing, and some video editing.
    internet surfing (other than via ipad)

    i will be going top of the line processor (at the time of purchase)
    will be doing a 16gb ram upgrade at home, myself.
    undecided on HD, heard SSD are iffy for the long haul.

    Does everyone agree with me that for photo editing i would benefit from the 17" MBP or maybe the 15" will be enough. other than hardware, is there any performance difference other than size goes? i wanted the giant 27" iMac but wifey said no way.... lol

    Thank you!
     
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  3. J.L.Photography thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no really, dont hate, just an occassional thing when wife wants a movie to watch...
     
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    I'm doing photo editing on my base Mac Mini and find it more than enough, so a MBP 17" will be good for use on the road.

    I guess the 15" will be fine but it's up to you.

    All the best :)
     
  5. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    I think the larger screen would be beneficial for photo editing.

    The difference in performance between a HDD and a SSD is night and day. I would go for a SSD unless your budget is limited. Even under constant heavy load, SSDs will last for years, so I wouldn't worry about longevity. If you're still unsure, have a look on Google - there's many articles covering this issue.
     
  6. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Netflix? Amazon Prime? iTunes?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    there is nothing wrong with torrents.
     
  8. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Take this to another thread? PM perhaps? Or just drop it?
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    He's not even asking a torrent-related question. He's asking about Macs. :rolleyes:
     
  10. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Erm, any [download] client will have almost no effect on your resources. Hell, the only thing you might notice is that internet connections might lag, but that would not be avoided by using another computer.

    Apple's support for their stock SSD's allows them greater longevity than the early SSD's. I trust mine plenty :) Just do it! >8
     
  11. AntJon82 macrumors member

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    get a 13-15" and get 8gig or 16 gig mem kit and your be good
     
  12. phyrexia, Feb 23, 2012
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    fixed that for you.

    don't confuse a legitimate protocol for transferring data with an illegal activity.
     
  13. J.L.Photography thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the replies already....

    ok, just wanting to check to make sure i wouldnt be at any other advantage/disadvantage by going with one size over the other....

    ofcourse having a slightly larger screen for editing ;)

    and when it comes with 4gb ram, do i need any specific kind of 2x8GB ram (16total) for the upgrade? any specific brand, speed, etc?
     
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    For photo editing, a larger screen is probably better, so the 15" or the 17" would work. Best thing to do is to go to an Apple Store and mess around with them to figure out which you'd be happier with.

    Have you considered getting a 13" MBP and then buying an even larger external monitor to hook it up to? That way you can have the best of both worlds- a smaller sized laptop for portability, and a larger screen at home for photo-editing.
     
  15. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    As long as it's DDR3, SO-DIMM's and fast enough...
     
  16. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    And this is hoping that Apple doesn't go the way of the air and make the RAM non user upgradeable.
     
  17. J.L.Photography thread starter macrumors 6502

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    would these work for the upgrade?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2325 600287035&IsNodeId=1&name=16GB (2 x 8GB)

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    hope not!!!

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    our work area is the dining room table, so no extra cords other than laptop cords let alone an extra giant monitor lol
     
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    thanks!
     
  20. J.L.Photography thread starter macrumors 6502

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  21. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Brands matter not, young padawan.

    Also, all current MacBook Pros require 1333mhz RAM, which means you can purchase faster but never slower.

    The speed may increase with the next models, so be sure to inquire.
     
  22. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    meant to update my post fifteen minutes ago with that second line. no negativity implied. :)
     
  23. J.L.Photography thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so here is where im lost... are there credible differences between...

    1333 pc3-10600
    1333 pc3-10660
    1333 pc3-10666
    1600 pc3-12800

    what comes on the regular 4gb mac memory and if id upgrade, which would i want?
     
  24. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    These are all equivalent.

    The last one, 1600 pc3-12800, is faster, but is it noticeably so? I do not know firsthand. I bet not.
     
  25. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I would wait with the questions until we find out exactly what the new specs are going to support in the 2012 (until we know that then answers are nothing but speculation).

    In regards to the memory posted those are CAS 10, when CAS 9 is rumored to work better in Macs (I have the Patriot 16GB kit in mine and have no issues what so ever), This reasoning could be why people have reported issues with certain 16GB kits in their systems (memory crashes, slowness, beach balling, etc.).
     

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