What size and specs for MBP for my uses?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by backinblack875, May 30, 2012.

  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    i currently have a mac mini early 2009 but will be selling for MBP soon because i need a laptop for portability (obviously).

    so my uses besides regular day to day stuff will be video and picture editing... Aperture 3 and FCPX with 1080p HD video. maybe some gaming here and there but nothing too heavy. HD and RAM are not a factor because i would upgrade those on my own with OWC anyways for more/cheaper. (but 8 or 16GB of ram? 8 would be sufficent no?)

    so i guess my question is what CPU and GPU wise should i have for those tasks?? im thinking 15inch.

    thanks
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    both the ealry and late 2011 base models would be more than enough for those things
     
  3. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    anybody? thanks for the answer above, but I'm looking for more of a specific answer from the current options of the CPU's and GPU's in the 15in
     
  4. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    I'd go with the dedicated GPU. It'll help for the HD video.
     
  5. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    both 15in models have the intel hd 3000 AND a dedicated GPU correct?
     
  6. Comeagain?, May 30, 2012
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    Oops, I'm sorry. I was thinking of the differences between 13" and 15", not the two different 15s. Someone else can offer better insight on the 15 v 15 differences
     
  7. dutchnewbie macrumors regular

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    I think the most important differences between the 13 and 15" are:

    13" has a dualcore processor and the 15" quadcore (the current model)
    13" has a lower screen resolution then the 15"
    13" does not have a dedicated GPU like the 15" has
     

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