What Mac notebook should I get.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by UltimaLink, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    Hi.

    I currently own a compaq presario CQ60, I have used a mac and owned one, though I returned it (Long story and I don't regret a thing) but my laptop is starting to become underpowered, and since I am building a PC I want to get a mac laptop. My question is what one should I get.

    I'll use it for ToonBoom animation studio5.0, Photoshop(Maybe, I'll get it when the laptop I have dies out, but for now I have a windows only art program) iTunes, and Garageband.

    I'm looking for portability, but I DO NOT want a macbook air.

    Should I get a macbook or macbook pro? And if I get a macbook, should I get 2 gigs of ram or 4?
     
  2. johnnyham macrumors regular

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    For what you've listed here, you won't need anything above the white unibody polycarbonate Macbook. ToonBoom only requires an Intel processor with 1 GB of RAM. For $999, the white Macbook comes with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD and a NVidia Geforce 320M graphics card. The aluminum unibody Macbook Pro comes with identical specs, although it comes standard with 4 GB of RAM.

    Portability-wise, both the white Macbook and the aluminum one are under 5 pounds (white at 4.7 lbs and aluminum at 4.5 lbs), so they can easily be carried around. Both will also provide you with a maximum of 10 hours of battery life.

    If you'd like to compare the different Macbooks for yourself, you can do so here.
     
  3. UltimaLink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for taking so long to respond, but I would like to know, is the macbook pro worth the extra two gigs of ram and money?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, 2x2GB is already 100$ so you're paying 100$ for aluminum body, FireWire 800, SD slot etc. You could also take a look at refurbs if you're on budget
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    :confused: 13" doesn't have Intel IGP and 15" and 17" have dual GPUs...

    What have you been drinking? Did you even read OP's post? He has a PC, not a Mac...
     

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