Would this computer help me make it through college okay?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rhcpfan0, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. rhcpfan0 macrumors newbie

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    So, I start college this fall, and my 2 year old macbook bit the dust a few months ago. I've been considering buying the base MacBook Pro and I was just wondering if I bought it now, would it still be a good enough computer to get me through graphic design school in a year or two?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    In my opinion, yes
    It is a great machine

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I'm running a stock 2 yo MBP, its still handling Logic 8, Lightroom 2 and Final Cut Pro just fine! :)
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Do you mean you plan to start graphic design school in a year or two?

    I'm pretty sure a base MBP will last you at least four years, perhaps longer, depending on how much horsepower you end up needing at the end of that time.
     
  5. rhcpfan0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I finished up roughly half of my generals in high school, so i should be starting graphic design school with in the next year or two.

    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    You can't go wrong with a MacBook Pro. I'm still in college and going on year four, during which time it's served me very well.
     
  7. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    the high end modol should make out the ram and get the best graphics card you can afford not that you have many options.
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Not to mention the ability to use up to 8 gigs of ram in full dual channel mode. Yes, it would be crazy expensive to do this now, but ddr3 prices will probably fall in a year or two to the point where it will be economically feasible to do that.
     

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