Thinking of buying a macbook pro 17inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by disk59, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. disk59 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012

    As title says, im thinking of buying a Macbook pro 17inch, i have come to that option because i want the benefits of having a Macbook and a Imac at home.

    i already have a 27inch screen. witch is dual link dvi only. 2560x1440 s-ips

    The Macbook pro now only has thunderbolt,

    If i purchased a Macbook, how could i output it to my dual link dvi monitor?

    Many Thanks
  2. SRTM macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2011
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. disk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    Thanks for reply's, i did see that cable,

    but didn't realize that thunderbolt port was all so a mini display port.

    That mini display port to dvi dual link, has quite a few bad reviews.
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    All the above are right. I have a 17" it's heavy..I mean heavy. It Eats tasks' for fun, but depending on your posted requirements MBA?

    Reason being that carting a 17" Pro is hard work.

    An MBA for short term portability is far better than the MBP option. I have both because I have to.

    When Apple manufacture an MBA 15" with at least 500GB My Pro will go.
  6. disk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012

    The only bad thing with the MBA is the limited dualcore.

    I want the 17inch MBP Because of the high spec needed for logic and video editing.
  7. trajan2448 macrumors member

    May 3, 2010
    Way more powerful than MBA. put an ssd in it an max the ram at 16gb and you will be very happy for music and video.

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