Want to buy a notebook.. which one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Baumer582, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Baumer582 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Hey guys,

    Currently own a iMac G5 and love it.. Now I just want something portable.. I don't play any games, but I do a little bit of editing. I'm not the next Coppola, and I don't really plan on becoming him, but I do have access to Final Cut and Photoshop and like to use it every now and then when I mess around with home movies and pics..

    Should I get a low end MBP or just go with the regular MacBook? I don't mind waiting for new chip updates if that turns out to be true.. I just want a portable Mac to take to and from work.

    Any advice would be appreciated..
  2. McGiord, Feb 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    funds based decision

    Around $1K go with MB, if you can afford around 2K go with MBP, that could be a major difference if the funding is a constraint.
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  3. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    For what you need a MB will fit you very nicely. Even the base white model would do fine.
  4. Baumer582 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks for the input, guys.

    Funds aren't an issue since I know I won't be getting the top of the line model...

    I have a feeling the regular MB would be just perfect, but there's this voice in my head that keeps telling me to get the best I can get. I'll probably wait a little while and get the 15' MBP. Hopefully the chips come out soon. Thanks..
  5. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    A MB with 4GB RAM sounds like a good option. Of course, go with 3rd party RAM.
  6. Hello.there macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    That was pretty much my criteria when I went looking for a new laptop. I finally went for the 'middle' MacBook (2.2GHz) and it's worked out perfectly - I did, though, up the memory to 2GB, which made a noticeable difference.

    I do a lot of photo/video editing - like you I'm no Coppola! - and it's ideal, handles everything sweetly, no problems.

    The MacBook Pro sounds wonderful, but I just couldn't justify spending that kind of money, I simply didn't/don't need a laptop that powerful.
  7. Baumer582 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    That's the best answer I can ask for. Thanks!

    I'm gonna wait a little bit just in case new chips come out, then I'll make a decision... I just wish the MB's had that backlit keyboard, then I'd be set on what I'd want!

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