Need advice on which Macbook to buy.

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

  1. ScottC2105 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    I hope the title is descriptive as asked, if not, mods feel free to change it.

    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.

  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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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

    Jun 12, 2008
    I would recommend the base macbook pro 15", which weighs 5 pounds. This will handle everything you need.
  4. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Get the Pro, regular MacBook might have some shortcomings.
  5. MPHL macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2008
    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

    Jun 6, 2007
    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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