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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AJ/Apple, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. AJ/Apple macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you want it to last 5 years, I'd probably get the 1GB graphics card.
     
  3. Nostromo macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. AJ/Apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 ?
     
  5. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    :confused:

    How long are Macs with the 256 chip expected to last?
     
  7. ABadSanta macrumors regular

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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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