Next apple notebook?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aniki, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Aniki macrumors regular

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    I'm debating to either get a Regular new macbook, or a pro. Soon I will be getting a 17 inch Powerbook G4 for $120 *yes $120*. So help
     
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  3. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    I think you should put 'my' in front of the title.

    All depends on how you are going to use the laptop as said above. There are 10000s of threads on here asking the same question. maybe worth having a search see if they apply to you.
     
  4. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gaming, (I run crysis on my macbook (see sig) at 34 FPS at a mix of medium and low.) Video editing (my camera is USB). And aperture. I take photo's a lot. As of now I use iPhoto, while I have Aperture installed. I don't use it much at all. So, yeah =D.

    *note: on budget of $2100, I use the student discount as well so it would be cheaper*
     
  5. cg165 macrumors regular

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    Are you joking?

    I'm sorry, but I have a hard time believing you can even open crysis on the old macbooks. I honestly don't believe you are getting 34 FPS on an integrated intel card. For those that don't know, crysis is the most demanding game and requires ridiculously high specs and even on the highest end video cards, people can't get the highest settings with a playable frame rate.
     
  6. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Read my latest post. BTW 3D analyze goes and bypasses the minimum system requirement popup
     
  7. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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  8. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Could be a really low resolution.. ;)

    Get the base MBP. Should suit you well.
     
  9. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    hm. I wanted to spend $300 more to get 4 gig DDR3!!! RAM, bigger harddrive, and a 512 mb nvidia 9600m GT GPU, but cost is an issue...
     
  10. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    The 9600m GT is likely to be bottlenecked by the 128-bit memory bus, so 512 probably isn't as much of an improvement as it seems. You can always upgrade RAM in the aftermarket for about $140, and you can get an even faster 320 gig drive for a bit over $100. Or so I tell myself.. haha (I have the base model, though I could have bought either one).

    Or.. just save up some more and get the 2.53ghz model? Also, not sure where you live but the difference after taxes, with the student discount, comes out to be almost $500.
     
  11. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm considering doing. I REFUSE to get the old MBP or an old MB. They may be cheap, but eh, I prefer the new one's and the glass trackpad by FAR :cool:.
     
  12. Aniki thread starter macrumors regular

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    $2200 here for 2nd model. $1850 for 1st model. So it's a big difference. Kinda.... Considering saving up $100 more to get 2nd. Of course I could beg for money on the streets till I get someone to give me 100 dollars :D.
     
  13. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Could also get the 1st model, a RAM upgrade, and Applecare for the price of the 2nd :p
     
  14. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    Sell some old stuff on craigslist, and in no time at all, $100 more will be there.
     

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