MBP I5 2.4 standard for video editing ?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Colben, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Colben macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Hi all. noob here.

    I m considering buying a MBP I5 15" 2.4 standard for video editing beside other current tasks. I know HD screen is a perhaps better choice but couldn't stand this resolution.
    Anyway, I wanted to know if I should upgrade to the 7200 HDD or stand with the 5400 and update it later with a SSD when it would be more affordable ?
    The seller in appleshop said that I SHOULD STICK to the standard which surprise me)
    (In Europe the update to it is 135 euros even money isn't really an issue here)
    Is there a very hughe difference in speed running final cut ? I don't want heat or vibration....

    thanks in advance for helping
    Any advice welcome
  2. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    stay with 5400

    if you stick with the 5400, you can shell out a few euros for an external FW800 drive that you would want to use as a scratch disk. that will make things fast.

    and if you have money to burn, get the FW800 external and buy a SSD for the laptop. then you have it made.

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