Newbie Here, Need Help and Thoughts!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by Batman, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman New Member

    Mar 22, 2009
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    Hello everyone! I'm new here, was browsing the web about Macbooks and found this forum.

    Anyways, I'm about to buy my first laptop/notebook and I'm highly considering the 2.4 Aluminum Macbook.

    First off, I want one for the portability. I also edit photos, videos, do graphic/web designs, watch movies browse the net and the occasional PC gaming.

    Now to my questions:
    1. Is the 2.4 capable of handling all these?
    2. I use Adobe CS3 (mostly Photoshop, Flash, Premiere and After Effects), will they be able to run smoothly? Also considering upgrading to CS4.
    3. I read that the MB does not have firewire and only have 2 USB ports, a bit of a let down compared to other notebooks but other than these, anything I should know?

    Sorry if I have too much questions, hope someone would reply here and lend a hand.

    Thanks. :rolleyes:
  2. barre05

    barre05 Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2008
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    If you can, try finding a brand new Early 2008 2.4 15" MBP. It should cost a bit less than the MB aluminum, and still be able to handle your needs. :)

    But if you're deadset on the aluminum MB/MBP, then go for the MBP, as the extra screen space will help you in your editing stuff.

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