What size and specs for MBP for my uses?

backinblack875

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Aug 23, 2010
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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
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
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
both the ealry and late 2011 base models would be more than enough for those things
 
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backinblack875

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Aug 23, 2010
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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
 
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dutchnewbie

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Apr 22, 2012
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The Hague - The Netherlands
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 differences.
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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