Need advice on which Macbook to buy.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ScottC2105, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. ScottC2105 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I am in a debate with myself on which Macbook to get. It has to be a Macbook as I need portability and I was hoping I could get some advice from the Macrumor members.

    I have used Windows for years, I have also used Ubuntu and Mac OS X before. I prefer Mac OS X over every other OS and so I really want to switch but I am not sure if I could do what I usually do in Windows in OS X.

    I usually Surf and Email which I know I can do on a mac but I also use Photoshop for creating designs, watch movies on DVD and files encoded in XviD and listen to music. I also play World of Warcraft.

    I have been looking at the Macbook as I like the design and size but I am not sure if it is powerful enough. So I think I want the Macbook Pro.

    Any tips would also be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    the MacBook suits all of your needs except the WoW. I'm not a gamer, but from what I've heard the MB can handle it but just not completely seamlessly in high-density areas (forgive my terminology). But for the photoshop, transcoding/encoding... Etc, the mb is more than enough.
     
  3. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    I would recommend the base macbook pro 15", which weighs 5 pounds. This will handle everything you need.
     
  4. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Get the Pro, regular MacBook might have some shortcomings.
     
  5. MPHL macrumors regular

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    I would also recommend the base model MacBook Pro (15''). Unless of course you are like me and really want the extra screen real-estate then I would say you would be more then happy with the 17'' (1920x1200 of course)
     
  6. ScottC2105 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the advice so far everyone.

    I understand that Apple can take 4 to 5 weeks to ship macs and I have been looking for a reseller with stock of the 17" Macbook Pro in the UK but with no luck. Can anyone help me on that?

    EDIT: I just found this. They have them In-Stock and are authorized Apple resellers. Has anyone bought from them before? They also have Next Day Delivery at £9.99!
     

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