Should I go for the 1.2 Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nalbagli, May 4, 2015.

  1. nalbagli macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I am planning on buying the New Macbook, because I absolutely love it but I have doubts mainly because I don't know if the performance would be enough and I hope you can help me. I wanted the 1.3 model but I have not been able to find it so I may be buying a 1.2 from eBay.

    I mainly use the computer for college tasks like excel, word and powerpoints (sometimes with large images on PPT). I do light photo editing on Pixelmator, web browsing spotify, sometimes short video editing on iMovie.

    I wanted to know if the macbook has enough power to handle this type of activities and not get stuck or too slow. (Mainly on large powerpoint documents as I do a lot of presentations on my mac.)

    Thanks
     
  2. Kristine macrumors 6502a

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    It should be fine. I am doing exactly the same stuff on my MacBook (apart from using iMovie) and I have the base model.
     
  3. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with the poster above me, I think you will be fine with the base model (1,1GHZ) for your needs, and save yourself the extra $$$ for the 1,2GHZ model
     
  4. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    You can easily do all that with the base model.
     
  5. Suxamethonium macrumors newbie

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    I have the 1.2 version, more than adequate for all of those things. Just spent today working on a very large presentation for a talk I am giving, was perfect for the task. Now just need the adapter to arrive so I can use the Macbook to actually give the talk!
     
  6. nalbagli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the answers I was getting ready to order one on eBay that was almost the same price but it was sold, now I am screwed because I am not from the US and I am only going to be there three weeks until the en of may so I can't order it from Apple.

    Too bad, I think I'll have to buy the 13 inch MBP Retina
     
  7. eddiexhart macrumors regular

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    I'm with you on this. I have the 1.1 MacBook but for some reason I'm just not content with it. Its getting perfect use.. RIGHT now. But what if later down the year I need to work on something more intense, I don't think it can handle. Plus I can't justify this 1.1 vs the latest 13" rMBP. the only down side is the smaller HD but everything else is far more superior. It truly is a tough decision.
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Some Best Buy stores have the base model in stock, as do some suppliers on Amazon.
     
  9. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    There in stock at a lot of Apple stores you just need to go in the website doesn't reflect store stock on these
     

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