Which Macbook pro suites me? Macbook pro 15" 2.0 (2011) or Macbook pro 2.2 (2011)

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  1. Guffe33, Oct 1, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011

    Guffe33 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2011

    I hope you can help me ?

    I thinking of buying a Macbook pro 15” 2.0 or 2.2 2011

    My use of the computer is work and pleasure

    For Work i use

    Excel sometimes files up to 15 MB.
    Adobe PDF

    At Home I use the computer for


    I take a lot of pictures with my Canon 7D the photos is between 8-10 MB each.

    I use Iphoto for very small editing.

    My Iphoto with 30.000 pitures and .mov files i 205 GB

    Video editing

    I use Imovie for Video efiting. I a have HD sony Camcorder.

    I also rip my childrens DVD’s so the can se them on Apple TV 2 and on the go.

    Is the graphic card with 256 mb in the macbook pro 2.0 enough ?

    Do I need too 7200 rpm on the disk for video editing or is it okay with 5400 rpm.

    Which suites my needs the Macbook pro 15” 2.0 2011 og the Macbook pro 15” 2.2 2011?
  2. Off1c3r macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2011
    If budget isn't an option, go for the 2.2. The main differences is the processor speed and graphics card. For HD editing, the i7 quad is great with its 2.2. Depending on your workflow (I work on Win7x64 desktop for editing), you may want to have your footage on an external drive and not shared with your OS drive. If you are, then yes, definitely get the 7200rpm drive. As for graphics, it really depends. You would be ok with either one depending again on what you will be doing. If you are doing Video editing and photos.. might as well upgrade the ram while your at it too.
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    i would say the 2.2, just for the 6750m graphics.
  4. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
    He does nothing that would stress out the GPU. I'd say 6490M is more than enough.

    The 2.2 is about 10-15% faster in terms of CPU than the 2.0.


    Approx 10-15% greater in terms of CPU speed than the 2.0 Quad. The 2.0 Quad is no slouch.

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