New Macbook vs Oldschool 4 VIDEO

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    So I am looking at getting a new macbook.
    I do HDV video editting using a canon HV30.

    I used to have the oldschool 15.4inch 2.2ghz MBP w/ 4 gigs RAM and it was pretty awesome.
    I am looking at the new 13 inch unibodies right now.

    But when I look at the used market, I can get a Old MBP like I used to have for about 1000 w/o tax and the new MBP for 1299 plus taxes (1500 after). I would buy an apple care, bumping it up even more to about 1700-1800 ish.

    Is the 50% increase in price worth it from a video point seeing at the old school MBP has a dedicated vid card?
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    There is not a $1299 13 inch MBP.
     
  3. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you buy applecare on the new laptop? If you are thinking about buying used, obviously you have faith that apple makes laptops that will last 4 or 5 years (or more). If you have that faith, buying applecare to ensure a computer lasts 3 years seems like a waste of money.

    I don't do video, but for photos, even 15" isn't overly large. 13" would kill me. Are you sure that 13" is enough room to work in?

    Personally I would go for the used MBP so you get firewire for a scratch disk (and save some money).
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i would stay away from those used ones as they don't include the install discs. Hence go for a new mbp. I would wait though as a refresh is likely.
    You could go for a refurb mbp from apple. This way you can save money, get the installs CDs and get a warranty for one year. (you can also get apple care if needed. )
     

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