Some questions about Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asifnaz, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. asifnaz macrumors member

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    I am new to Mac world . Just want to switch from Linux and Windows world

    What is difference between Macbook , Macbook pro and Macbook air

    I want to buy the most high end laptop .
    I want to use it for designing and video editing
    which one is best for me

    and what will it cost .

    thank you
     
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    17" MacBook Pro with i7 is the fastest you can currently get. That or similarly specced 15" with hi res screen is what I would recommend due to your relatively heavy usage. Shortly, at least 2000$
     
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  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Mac Pro (desktop unit) or stay with a PC.

    Video rendering requires brute CPU performance. MacBooks really aren't suited for this unless you're talking about the occasional iMovie edit.
     
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    How is that?
     
  6. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    I would go for 15" . And for other user most pro video editors are using mac .
    Thats why i want to switch ....

    correct me if I am wrong
     
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    Well, Final Cut is a suite that is only for Mac. Many video and audio professionals use Macs, you're right about that. 15" is also enough as the only difference is the screen size
     
  8. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    If it's mobility you want, go with the MBP but richard is right, if you just need sheer brute force, the mac pro wil be your best option.
     
  9. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    So no Final Cut for MBP...???
     
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    Final Cut will work on a MacBook Pro.
     
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    apple.com

    high end 15
     
  12. Yin macrumors member

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    @Richard1028: the thread starter asifnaz asked about a high end notebook. since you cannot call mba or mb a highend notebook, the pro is the way to go. the tag "pro" suggests a mb with higher performance.
     
  13. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    The other user said:


    Well, Final Cut is a suite that is only for Mac
     
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    A Mac is any computer built by Apple.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_(computer)
     
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    Mac is like a nickname for any Apple computer.
     
  17. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it .

    But he had no need to say that . I assumed that Final cut will work only on Mac not macbook
     
  18. Hellhammer Moderator

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    MacBook is a Mac, that's why I said it. There is no Mac computer, it's just the family name of all Apple computers, i.e. Macs. MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBook Airs...

    To answer your question, yes, it will work in MacBook Pro
     
  19. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I was just pointing out that for hard core video editing... there is no such thing as a "high end" Apple notebook.

    Higher performance? The entry level macbook has the same CPU/GPU as it's "pro" counterpart - the 13" MBP.

    The tag "pro" is overused marketing hype for the kool-aide drinkers. Nothing more.
     
  20. Bakey macrumors 6502

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    Well in that case, which "Mac" are you referring to?

    Mac mini
    Mac Pro
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook
    MacBook Air

    So... Which "Mac" are you referring to again?

    Good grief... Do some research - as an individual who works on such machines I thought you'd know how to do so - looks to me like you've been uncovered as a total and utter fraud.

    (Check out his / her other threads...)
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Was this really needed, dragging up a 20+ day old thread. It's Christmas after all!
     
  22. Bakey macrumors 6502

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    Maybe... Maybe not!

    Didn't realise there was 20+ day time limit on responding to posts... :rolleyes:

    ps. Bah humbug!
     
  23. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Final Cut works great on my 15" i5 2,4, and does its job pretty good. Now if you need production power, then you really need a Mac Pro, but for a personal or small business, the base 15" will do the job.
     

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