Moving up to the MBP or perhaps backward?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MaxwellsMac, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. MaxwellsMac macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2005
    So, I've been using a Santa Rosa 2.2 MB for a few months and I love it but now that I've upgraded to Final Cut I find it a bit lacking in the video editing dept. I just picked up a refurb MBP from the Apple store which before I actually take out of the box wanted to get a couple opinions on. It's the first MBP that was C2D. The 2.16 from 2006. At 1299.00 it seemed like a great deal. My question is do you guys think this is actually a step backward due to the limitations of the chipset?(less ram, slower processor, slower front side bus, etc...) If I keep the Pro I'll need to sell the macbook to help cover the cost.

    Also, if I do go ahead and make this transition I want to transfer my 250G HD from the Macbook to the MBP. I know the drive is physically compatible so there's no problem there but can I just transfer it without doing anything to the drive or do I need to transfer all the info to an external via SuperDuper and then wipe the drive before putting it in the MBP and then use migration assistant? I realize the the MBP will need to be upgraded to Leopard as well. I know these are a ton of questions but any and all opinions are welcome! I really don't want to take a step backward here but I'm assuming that the MBP would at least probably be a better choice for Final Cut, yes? Thanks!
  2. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2008
    I can tell you with certainty it's not a downgrade. Whether its worth the money to upgrade however, I will wait for someone else to answer. I'm not sure how well the ATI X1600 will do, though I promise you it will do better than the Intel GMA930 your using now. Anyways, I'll wait for someone who uses Final Cut to answer this.
  3. MaxwellsMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2005
    Actually, since this is a Santa Rosa Macbook it's not the GMA950 although it is still an integrated video card. Thanks for the reply!

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