Worth the Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phas3, May 2, 2011.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I have the 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 13" Mid 2010 Macbook Pro w/ 4gb Ram. I'm thinking of selling it and getting the new 13" Macbook Pros

    I'll be doing mostly PS5 and uploading images from my DSLR, is it worth the upgrade?

    Or

    should I just go with upgrading my ram and get an SSD?
     
  2. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    I would save your money and go with option 'B' that is, upgrade your RAM and get an SSD.

    AM
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you make money with that machine?
    I use a 2009 MBP (17") and upgraded the RAM to 6GB (more will follow) and an SSD and it is quite a snappy machine in PS CS5 with 12MP RAW photos. An ix-core MBP will be faster in calculating effects, thus if you do a lot of effects work that take five seconds on your current MBP, they will take two to three seconds on a newer MBP.
     
  4. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol no I don't make money on this system, seems like the better option is B. I've already got a 64gb SATIII SSD, would that be enough for PS5 as well as lightroom?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    It will be enough for the applications, PS CS5 takes a bit more than 1GB, LR takes about 100MB away.
    But depending on the resolution and format (RAW or other) you take your photos in, and the amount of photos you take, 64GB might not be enough, unless you plan to use an external FW800 or USB 2.0 HDD.
     
  6. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    to best utilize the ssd the programs must be installed on the SSD as well as putting the pictures on the SSD? or can the pictures be put in an external HDD?
     
  7. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what about using a display will my macbook run sluggish because the display will be higher in resolution and the GPU will have to work more?
     
  8. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    do the new macbook pros have sata 6 and usb 3.0?
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You can keep the photos on a hard drive without much of an impact on performance.
    No.

    Yes, no.

    PS. You could've just edited your post instead of posting 3 in a row.
     
  10. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah I could've just edited, but that would do me no good as it doesn't bring the thread up to the front page. get me?
     
  11. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mention 3 in a row is a warn-able offense.
     
  12. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    except it's against the rules...

    get me?
     
  13. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "Sequential posts. Combine your comments into one post rather than making many consecutive posts to a thread within a short period of time."

    what's a short period of time, the first two where 5 hours from each other and the third one was 9 days after the first two. So where did the 4th rule apply to that?
     

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