New to macs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ausil2000, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ausil2000 macrumors newbie

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    After years of being a PC user, I'm about to switch over to a mac. Other than the occasional use at iStores or browsing at a friends house, I have little knowledge about them. I was leaning towards going with the 13" 2.7 GHz but would like some advice.

    Currently I use my laptop for iTunes, word, excel, firefox, photoshop, and for torrents. Photoshop is the most important to me, editing on a 6 year old laptop is brutal! I play the occasional online game but nothing too memory draining. Would the 2.3GHz be enough? Should I stick with the 2.7GHz? Would it really be worth it to me to go for the 15" 2.0GHz quad core?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    If you're heavy into Photoshop then you may want to consider the faster CPU and/or the 15" quad-core.

    If not, and your Photoshopping is more casual, save your money on the added CPU expense.
     
  3. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    You should also consider screen size as well. Is 13in enough for you or is 15in better?
     

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