what to get?

will waters

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Jul 19, 2011
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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
 

spacesamurai

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Nov 27, 2011
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Osaka, Japan
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 ;)
 

will waters

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Jul 19, 2011
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Great Britain
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?
 

Orlandoech

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Jun 2, 2011
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Salt Lake City, UT
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?
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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