will this be good for me?

tjespo22

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 27, 2007
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Staten Island NY
I do lost of photography, use photoshop all the time. Want to be able to run Firefox, Aim, Skype, Photoshop etc at the same time w.o it getting slow. I also do some video editing here and there.

MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.2GHz
Accessory Kit
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
 

Aea

macrumors 6502a
May 23, 2007
838
208
Denver, Colorado
Short Answer : Yes

I have almost the same machine, but with a smaller HD, it works just fine even with more applications running. Only upgrades I'm making is a RAM upgrade in the future and getting an external drive.
 

tjespo22

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 27, 2007
579
0
Staten Island NY
yeah its the 2000 dollar one but i put a 160gb hd in it. 2gb of ram should be enough. im somehow living on 512 but its slow as **** and makes me want to throw it at the wall.
 

thejadedmonkey

macrumors G3
May 28, 2005
8,032
649
Pennsylvania
I've got ical, Safari, itunes, adium, mail, photoshop CS (running under rosetta) I was IMing, using photoshop (very lightly) and listening to music, while scanning in some photos, and I didn't have any ram problems, and that's with 1 gig of ram. Believe me, you'll be fine.
 

Sounds Good

macrumors 68000
Jul 8, 2007
1,692
57
If you do lots of photography you might prefer a Matte screen (unless you'll be using an external monitor, of course).
 

Sounds Good

macrumors 68000
Jul 8, 2007
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can i ask why you say this? i thought the only difference is just less glare
The glossy screens produce colors that are less "true" than the matte screens. They are kind of over-saturated, if you will. So when you're adjusting Levels in Photoshop (for example) what you see on the screen is most likely not what you'll get in the print.

Heck, there's no point in using a fine lens like the 70-200mm F/2.8L, then NOT producing accurately colored prints! :p
 

tjespo22

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 27, 2007
579
0
Staten Island NY
The glossy screens produce colors that are less "true" than the matte screens. They are kind of over-saturated, if you will. So when you're adjusting Levels in Photoshop (for example) what you see on the screen is most likely not what you'll get in the print.

Heck, there's no point in using a fine lens like the 70-200mm F/2.8L, then NOT producing accurately colored prints! :p

thanks alot man. thx for the great advice!!