New to mac, apple logos and advice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harryiphone14, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. harryiphone14 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hello there,
    I am 15 years old, and I have ALWAYS wanted a macbook. My time has come - and I will be making a purchase within the next month. please tell me:
    do i need one?
    i use my sony vaio for
    video editing

    also, the latest macbook which is white, -- does the apple sign light up ?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, the logo does light up.

    Your PC is quite fine for what you do, a MacBook will be able to do the same.

    You have to find out, if you want a change of Operating Systems (OS), as that is what it comes down to.

    Have a look at the following links to get some kind of clue what Mac OS X is all about. - text - videos - text - shortcuts
  3. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Yes the Apple sign lights up on all the Apple notebooks :)

    All present Notebooks should be able to do all the things that you want, video will push the hardware more than the other Apps. Photoshop really needs a bigger screen than the 13" screen on the smaller notebooks, if you can connect to an external screen then this is not really an issue. Depending on how much time you will be editing photo's and video's you will need to add more RAM and video takes a lot of hard disk space, so you may need to add an external firewire drive. At the end of day it will be largely based on what you can afford. If you are just doing the occasional bit of photoshop or video editing then the white macbook may well be ok, but if you are expecting to be doing a lot of work in these Apps then you should be considering a Mac Book Pro.
  4. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    I hope you have OS X versions of all the programs you use.
  5. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    If you're getting a MacBook go for it, if you decide for a MBP make sure you wait. There are new ones coming soon.
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Admit 15 you ONLY care if the Apple logo lights up.

    As much as I would love to have another Mac user, if your computer does what you need it to do, why change? If your current computer no longer is able to keep up with your workload, you have time to learn the new OS (not hard at all - see links above), and you have $ to replace your software with Mac OS versions, come over from the dark side.
  7. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    I think it's very condescending of you assume that because he is 15 years old, he is only concerned about superficial details of getting a mac.

    Maybe he just wants a better user experience? I had a Nokia E71. And while it was able to accomplish everything I threw at it, I still wanted to get an iPhone. Not because my current phone wasn't performing well enough, but because I wanted to use something that I would be more productive on / have more fun using.
  8. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK

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