When to upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JamesGorman, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. JamesGorman, Sep 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  2. cfII macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    I don't see why not. Wait till it breaks:)
  3. JamesGorman thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Thats what Im thinking. I think I will eventually upgrade to an ssd when the $/Gb ratio comes down a bit more.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If it's still doing it's job the way you want it to, then I don't see why you're even asking the question.
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    You don't realize that is a somewhat stupid question, do you?
    Video conversion won't get any more difficult. Yeah it can be done faster with new hardware but it won't become slower at it just because time passes.
    BTW more RAM won't get you anything. It doesn't sound like your workload requires anymore than 4GB. An SSD only helps with demuxing but video conversion is still to compute intensive.

    As for how faster it can possibly go. When there is finally some decent Intel Quick Sync support on OSX it a Notebook with a new CPU will finish the Job a lot quicker. On Windows there is already some quick sync ready software but OSX is lame in adopting new hardware it seems.
  6. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I agree with above sentiments. If the machine does the job fine, there's no point in upgrading it just yet. An SSD upgrade would be beneficial though.

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