Working Photographer-Which 17" MBP, i5, i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Noctilux.95, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Noctilux.95 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a full time working photographer (use Canon 5D MK II's, 1DS III) and need a mobile device (MBP 17") for editing in Apple Aperture 3, Photo Mechanic, and some Photoshop CS5.

    Which processor is ideal for my type of work?
    i5, i7.....

    I already have a high end Mac Pro and an i7 iMac for most of my work in the office. This is mainly to do some editing at a Starbucks when I need to get the hell out of the office.

    Any suggestions would be appreciate it.
     
  2. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    CS4 benchmarking
     
  3. carlyinoz macrumors member

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    Can't see that being very useful to the O.P. as it doesn't compare any 2010 17"'s! (and it's CS4 not 5)
     
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 15" i7 MBP with an HR AG screen. Since you already have a Mac Pro and a iMac, why not get the 15" MBP for added portability. The high res option should give you adequate screen space. I edit in Aperture 3 and find the 15" just fine for mobile editing. I would highly recommend the i7 version with 8GB of RAM. SSD is awesome but also pricey. Maybe going a 3rd party route for an SSD would be better.

    i7 is the way to go if only to get the added VRAM.
     
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    The 17"s have identical RAM, processor, GPU, what exactly is different?
    His cameras don't use SD cards because they are professional grade, the 17" features ExpressCard
     
  6. maratus macrumors 6502a

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    FireWire compact flash reader is a good alternative for ugly sticking out Expresscard/34 reader.

    And he didn't mention SD slot. He was talking about SSD, which is almost perfect for storing and editing up-to-date photos (given that you have enough capacity).
     
  7. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    I was referring to the fact that the 15" lacks an ExpressCard /34, also it allows him access to USB 3.0, eSata and other things
     
  8. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    A simple $20 all in one adapter solves that problem. Firewire is good enough for transfers off of 300X UDMA CF cards anyway.
     

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