Thinking of buying a macbook pro 17inch

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

  1. disk59 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

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  4. disk59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 demi-god

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    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

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    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

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    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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