What is this MBP capable of?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    What is this MBP capable of doing comfortably. Its got a 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, here are the specs:

    2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    128GB solid-state drive
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display

    Cheers!
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It'll be able to do most things you want it to do, except for video editing, and only because the hard drive is so small.
     
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  5. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Cool, I don't plan to do video editing, thats why I got the SSD:D

    Thanks!
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Paperweight
    Dinner tray
    Frisbee
    Web surfing
    Porn
    Snow Leopard
    Windows 7

    Seriously, it's a fine machine. Google benchmarks for comparison with other machines.
     
  7. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sweet, I now know that I don't need a MBP better than this. My current 2007 iMac lags doing multitabbing on Safari, though it only has 1GB RAM, meaning the MBP will be nice and speedy doing multitasking/multitabbing :D
     
  8. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    cooking, light cleaning ;)

    It can handle most anything you throw at it, including video editing, if your media is stored on an external drive, which it should be. You should never have your OS, editing software and media on the same HDD.
     
  9. madog macrumors 65816

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    Safari loooooves memory. Also, you should be able to find that 5300 (I believe) RAM for pretty cheap at places like Newegg.
     
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  11. moonwalk macrumors member

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    The real question here is what are you capable of doing?

    Check out this post on the Apollo 11 computer:

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/07/20/how-powerful-was-the-apollo-11-computer/

    "The IBM PC XT also ran at a dizzying clock speed of 4.077MHz. That's 0.004077 GHz. The Apollo's Guidance Computer was a snail-like 1.024 MHz in comparison, and it's external signaling was half that -- actually measured in Hz (1/1000th of 1 MHz, much as 1 MHz is 1/1000 of 1 GHz)."
     
  12. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    It is amazing we got anything off this planet and got to the moon, and back. Of course 50 years from now, everyone will laugh at us for using something called disk drives, and RAM, just imagine.
     

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