Need Recommedation of what Laptop to Buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ADubin, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ADubin macrumors newbie

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    I currently using Windows XP and have both a PC desktop and laptop which are about 4.5 years old. I'm using PS CS3 and LR 2.0 on my desktop. I'm looking to buy a new laptop and was thinking about a Apple MacBookPro Laptop. I only plan to use LR on it initially but in the future maybe install PS CS5. Do you have a recommendations of what MacPro laptop (screen size, disk size, amount of RAM, anti glare screen, etc) I should look at buying?

    My budget is $2500.

    Thanks, Arnold
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you are limited to Photoshop and Lightroom, any Mac will be fine for you. I'd get 13" or 15" + external display
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The entry-level $1699 15" or the $1999 15" with discrete graphics card will do just fine for you.
     
  4. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    I'd highly suggest the base 15" with a nice 22" external monitor
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    LR and PS rely on the GPU more than ever

    Do not get the base model with the 9400M, go with the next model with the dedicated 9600 video card.

    $1799 AR -- http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=9899489

    Or bump up one notch for $2100, larger 500 gig drive and 2.8 ghz
    http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=9899497

    External monitor is a great idea, plenty of good ones. A *great* one is the Dell U2410 -- $500 right now
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-8277
     
  6. ADubin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    I want to thank everybody who replied to my inquiry about the Mac Book pro.

    Arnold
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Any of the MacBook Pro models will likely do fine, discrete graphics would be a huge plus.
     

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