Which macbook pro should I get based on my current needs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by montblanc1, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. montblanc1 macrumors member

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    I never played computer games...

    but I transform the movie format very frequently (e.x. from mkv to mp4), and I really need this process be very fast!!! The time of my requirment to transform a 1080p movie to iphone compatible mp4 version should better be less than half an hour!

    Besides, I run excel solver very frequently, the time to slove the linear and integer programming with 1000 variable and 1000 constrains should be less than 5 seconds... Besides, I run minitab and matlab a lot

    I am now using MBP 371 2.4ghz version, which apparently could not satisfy my needs...
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Maybe you should consider a desktop (PC?) instead. You are paying a huge premium for laptop with decent performance when you could get a PC with more power for much less $. You can use your current MBP for everything else if you want to.

    If it must be MBP, then get the best you can.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    The 15" MBP with i7 quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU might do fine.
    Btw, what is an "MBP 371"?
     
  4. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I think u should go with the high end 15 inch. With 2.2 GHz, and better graphics.
     
  5. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    You could get a MB Air (or entry 13") and a PC desktop for less than a good 15"
     
  6. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    The codename for the 2010 i5 15 inch lol
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Ah, I never seen the number without the proper letters, like "MC371D/A" for example.
     
  8. articcine macrumors regular

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    Any MBA would be suitable, a white Macbook, or entry Macbook Pro. It's up to you.
     

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