Which MBP advice for graphic work

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Loomeo, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Loomeo macrumors newbie

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    Oct 7, 2010
    #1
    MacBook Pro 2.0GHz quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released February 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Hi-Res antiglare widescreen display,
    1680-by-1050 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M


    MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released October 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display,
    1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M


    The main difference I see is the
    2.0ghz compared to 2.2,
    Anti-glare compared to glossy,
    1680x1050 compared to 1440x900 resolution
    being released in February compared to October 2011.


    Whats the better deal for doing graphic work? I will be using a 27 2560x1440 as an external monitor when I'm at home and just the MBP when on the go. How much of a diff does it make being released in feb compared to Oct.?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. FluxMaven macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Kansas
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    another important difference is the graphics card. I have the 2.0 MBP from february and If I could do anything differently I would get the 2.2 just for the graphics bump since I triple boot and use win7 for gaming. I don't know if it actually makes much difference since I don't have a 2.2 model to compare to but I do find myself wishing for just a little more power. That said, I LOVE mine and I have the full adobe suite on the mac side and it runs great.
     
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    #3
    What does "graphic work" mean? Are you a web or print designer? If so, either machine is more than suitable and graphic cards don't matter much. If you are doing animations, games, etc, then you need to be more choosy.

    I'd say the most important thing is the hi-res display. Those extra pixels are really important for photoshop/illustrator work when you aren't near the external monitor.
     

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