What would be the best laptop for me?

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    daniellesalter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,


    I am looking for some suggestions on what type of computer would be appropriate for me and my career that I am going to be starting soon. Thanks in advance folks :D
     
  2. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Given your career, you definitely need a high-end rMBP with 2.7 GHz i7, 16GB RAM, and 768GB SSD. Nothing else will be adequate for your needs. You'll also need a couple of Thunderbolt displays and a 3TB Time Capsule. Trust me on that one. Oh, and don't forget about AppleCare!
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    For you I suggest something priced between $3 to $8,000 would be ideal.
     
  4. daniellesalter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awww you guys are so cute! But really, I need some help picking out a computer, so please take me seriously! Thanks! :)
     
  5. jsgreen macrumors 6502

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    Additionally, I'd recommend a set of three 30" Apple Cinema Displays, mounted from your ceiling, each about 24" on center from your nose in a comfortable sitting position.

    Given your career, there's no way you can get by without them.
     
  6. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    You need to tell us what your career is, and what you'll be using your computer for. Where not psychic lol.
     
  7. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    No, I've just re-read OP's post and I think a machine priced between $400 and $12000 would suit her much better.
     
  8. tninety macrumors regular

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    What do you need to use the computer for?
     
  9. Jameson.Kusch macrumors newbie

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    To OP,

    You didn't even list what your career is, nor what you intend to use the computer for. Hence all these replies about buying 3-12k laptops. Maybe you should elaborate on what you need instead b/c we sure don't
     
  10. daniellesalter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First off, I want to thank you for actually taking me seriously unlike the other imbeciles. It's very much appreciated! Just so you know I listed some basic information in my profile as to what I will be doing :).

    To save you and anyone else the trouble, I will go ahead and tell I am going to be starting my professional modeling career in roughly a month and will need a nice computer to import and process images on.
     
  11. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    This for sure. Can't believe I let that slip my mind.
     
  12. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    "Process" meaning what, Photoshop? Or just something to keep them organized. Will you be using RAW files or something else?

    Also, pro tip: no one reads anyone else's profile.
     
  13. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    I imagine it'll be raw since she said shed be processing em.
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    This looks like a CL Casual Encounter gone horribly, horribly wrong....

     
  15. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    No one looks at profiles so you should put all pertinent information in your post.

    I'm curious now, why would a professional model need to edit her own photos? Shouldn't that be the modeling agency's work?
     
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    She? Could be a he. Didn't see gender mentioned anywhere. As for location "cali" which might be Santiago de Cali in Columbia. It has a US travel advisory
    So I'd suggest a Laptop Gun as the "Labtop" of choice.
     
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  18. spike29 macrumors member

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    1) what's your budget ($$$)??
    on a scale of 1~5 (5 being very important), rate the following:
    2) weight of machine, do you travel a lot? or are you stationary most of the time?
    3) performance
    4) are you going to be working with a lot of graphics?
    5) latest technology (up2date)
     
  19. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I guess OP could be 'Daniel Le Salter', but I reckon it's more likely to be Danielle ;)
     
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    Kind of sad to see this person just get ripped apart up^ there.
     
  21. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    You don't need a specific computer type for modeling. Go try them at the Apple store and buy the one you like.

    If you're also going to edit your own RAW photos make sure you have enough RAM (8GB+) and ideally a lot of storage if you don't want to use an external hard drive. As for the processor and GPU any recent computer is fine for Photoshop.
     
  22. daniellesalter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is. I just want a computer for keeping the photos organized and editing them on my own time. I currently have this POS windows laptop that sucks, can't stand it at all! I'd ideally like to buy a computer and have it last for at-least the next 6 years. Not sure if thats feasible or not but one can hope, right? haha
     
  23. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Get a 13" MacBook Air. If you can afford it, get the 256gb SSD. Also get the 8gb RAM for $100 more. That'll last you a long time.
     
  24. aviddk macrumors regular

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    Photos please

    The best way to match prospective buyers to the appropriate Apple computer is to provide photos of yourself. Once we can see what you look like it will be a simple matter to pick a suitable Apple machine.
     
  25. leman macrumors 604

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    Excellent point, I second this.
     

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