Upgrading Base 15" MBP w/ 9600 GT

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RebornKillah, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. RebornKillah macrumors newbie

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    Hey...Ive done some searching on the forums and cannot find the answer to this.

    This is going to be my first Apple laptop, and first laptop for that matter. If I order the base level 2.53 GHz 15" MBP, can I eventually upgrade w/ the 9600 GT graphics card? The reason being...I need a laptop now and for my current needs (and funds) will not require the extra card. However, I do video editing as a side business and feel that the extra card will help w/ Motion 3, etc. which I will start back up doing when I have time in the fall. Or will the 9400M be sufficient as I only do a couple of videos a month?

    Thanks for all the help!

    -ReborN
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure you can't upgrade it. I don't know all the technical jargon but I'm 99% sure you can't upgrade the GPU. Sorry!

    And I don't think Motion will work without a dedicated GPU. I know Color won't run unless a dedicated GPU is there. However, editing using Final Cut Pro will be just fine.
     
  3. gusto5 macrumors member

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    You'll need to order the level-2 laptop to have the 9600M GT. It's essentially the base model for 9600M GT models.
     
  4. RebornKillah thread starter macrumors newbie

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