Which option to go for 15" , 256 or 1GB ?

AJ/Apple

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Original poster
Jun 9, 2011
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Hi guys
i am just wondring
which option will give me good performance for these programs :

1- Adobe lightroom
2- iPhoto
3- Apreture

and consider that i wont be gaming on this device , but i will use it connected with my 1080P screen , once in a while for editing photos and watching movies.

i am looking for a device that can live with me for 5 years , and i will be having the High-Res glossy screen .

Thank you
 

Nostromo

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Dec 26, 2009
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OP, you'll be fine with the regular graphics card.

The 1GB version is probably an advantage for those running Maya or other 3 D software on their MBPs.

At least that's what I was told when I asked the exact same question.
 

AJ/Apple

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Original poster
Jun 9, 2011
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Thank you guys
im waiting to hear more opinions regarding this , because some people say its a big difference , other say only 3D will be affected .
the 256 chip has a 64-bit bus
and 1GB chip has a 128-bit bus
how will that matter to me ?
 

lindstedt56

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Jun 19, 2011
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How about sell your macbook pro right before the refresh for a small ammount lower then you bought it for and buy the new model. Rinse and repeat every year and you get a new computer every year.
 

Apple 26.2

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Jan 1, 2011
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What up, 212?!
Thank you guys
im waiting to hear more opinions regarding this , because some people say its a big difference , other say only 3D will be affected .
the 256 chip has a 64-bit bus
and 1GB chip has a 128-bit bus
how will that matter to me ?
:confused:

How long are Macs with the 256 chip expected to last?
 

ABadSanta

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Jul 3, 2011
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The base dedicated graphics card offered in the 15" model will definitely give you good performance to run those programs. While it is a low to mid range dedicated graphics chip compared to all others on the market, it is very capable, and will run apps like Adobe smoothly.
 
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