What macbook to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jwoodfin2012, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. jwoodfin2012 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    I am a college student. I have been a PC user for many years. I run virtualization of multiple OSes, games such as Need for Speed, Word, Powerpoint, databases, and virtual labs(for MS certifications). I stream music and movies to my HDTV via my current laptop as well, so I multitask heavily. What do you recommend I buy?I was thinking a Macbook Pro 15-inch with 8 GB of RAM, with the 2.6 Ghz i7 processor.
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    If you buy a non-retina MBP - dont pay Apple for the RAM upgrade - use Amazon - Newegg - Etc.

    Any of the 15inch MBP's will work.
  3. jwoodfin2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012

    is there any diff between the 512 mb and the 1 gb graphics other than memory size?
  4. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    They're the same. The difference between the two models isn't much, go with the base-model.

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