what to get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by will waters, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. will waters macrumors regular

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    Hi
    I am currently considering whether to buy a mac mini or a MacBook pro, i currently have a 2008 MacBook and an iPad 2, however my laptop is struggling to keep up with what i demand of it (video edditing, photo's, i am also a DJ etc) portability would be use full (as am still at school), however i do have the MacBook and the Ipad and if ever i am doing a major gig etc could i take it with me? The mini is cheaper, but would it be better to go with the MBP?

    Any advice would be use full

    Thanks Will
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    If you're a DJ then a Macbook Pro is a no brainer, don't even bother with the Mac Mini lol.
     
  3. spacesamurai macrumors member

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    Got to agree here. The mini is very cool, but it will not meet your needs. I can see someone carrying the required display around as well :D

    I have done encoding on the Pro with very few issues. I too moved from a Macbook, and my only question was why I did not do that sooner.

    I still think the mini is cool though ;)
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I carry a 17" MBP + external HD with loseless music + iPad in my bag
     
  5. will waters thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guess i will go for the MBP

    So i guess i will go for the MBP then, however i will wait until a new release come's out, hopefully with a better GPU in the 13 inch models, or would anyone consider the MBA?
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    If you want a 2012 MBP, you will be waiting till May-ish, for the IvyBridge CPUs.

    MPA is good, but wont be as fast and not as much future proofing since you cant upgrade the HDD and RAM. I think a 13" or low-end 15" MBP would 8GB/16GB Ram (user replaceable) and an SDD (user replaceable) would be your best bet.
     

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