Question about specs and purchasing the Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nutsnbolts, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    I'm about to purchase a Macbook Pro. Here is the spec I'm looking to purchase.

    3.06 Core Duo
    4 GB memory
    500 Serial ATA 7200 rpms
    Anti Glare Coating

    I'm debating whether I should get the 256 SD drive? It's obviously have the 500 GB.

    I plan on using my MacBook pro for Photography and Video editing so I'm wondering if there is a H U G E boost in HD performance from SD to 7200 rpm. I know that Sd is better but is it worth the price paying for that for my purpose and for that much SD space (256).

    I want to hear from people who actually was in the same situation I am in now in deciding between the two.

    Memory, I can always upgrade on my own?
  2. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Whatever you do, do not buy it with your MacBook. Check out something like Ebuyer, you can snap a WD 5200RPM 500GB Scorpio for 50 quid.

    I am also about to purchase a MacBook Pro 15" and I'm a freelance travel photographer. Basically going for the stock hard drive and then will upgrade to the above. SSD would be nice but just too expensive per GB at the moment.

    I used to use Aperture 2.0 and NX2 to edit with my three year old MacBook, which was fine. However they where 6MB RAW files, now I'm shooting with a camera that does 12MB, so we will see how it fairs. Pretty good I imagine.
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Get rid of the 3.06GHz processor. It's only a maximum of 9.5% percent performance boost at full load vs. the 2.8 and it's very costly.

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