which macbook pro to buy?

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  1. blue2x

    blue2x Member

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    hi guys , i know there are a lot of artists here, need some help choosing which mbp to buy:

    I mainly design logos, interfaces, icons, and I'm starting to make wordpress themes by next year , so screen resolution should be bigger than 1024 x 768. What can u guys recommend ?



    13-inch: 2.26GHz
    13-inch: 2.53GHz


    15-inch: 2.53GHz
    15-inch: 2.66GHz

    I like the 15inch 2.66 ghz because of the dedicated gfx card, but its somewhat pricey or is the 2.53ghz good enough ? I'm basing my prices on the offical apple ph website , or maybe stores here in manila offer cheaper prices ? I'll be staying for another 4 days here before I go back to my hometown.
     
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    i use the 15" 2.53ghz and it works fine for me and its middle priced thats the deal maker
     
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    i'd go for a 15" 2.66GHz. dedicated graphics processing is a big help.
     
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    All the models you mentioned above have screen resolution bigger then 1024 x 768. :)

    Take note that Apple's notebook are due for a update anytime now. Unless you REALLY need it now, I suggest holding off at least until early February.
     
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    i agree with salayrman 100%, but if you have to have one now i would suggest going for one of the older 15 inch unibodies. you get everything the newer ones have minus the sd card, but instead of that you get a pci card slot which you can use for a lot of stuff. prices are much lower than the newer unibodies, but visually identical. stocks are still available at the a shop and from our very own sir tynn.
     
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    go for the 15" 2.53ghz.
     
  7. blue2x

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    thanks for the help guys, yeah i can wait till february . some user sent me a private message on the prices of the mbp's i wanted, what do u think ?

    mb991 -13in:2.53 - 72K
    mc118 - 15in:2.53 - 83K
    mb985 - 15in:2.66 - 96K
     
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    What store is this? I'll go MC118

    :D
     
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    Either of the 15-inchers would be fine. The processors on all the MBPs (13" included) are more than enough to run the apps for the specific design work you mentioned.

    Personally, I'd get the MC118, max out the RAM and get an external 24" non-Apple monitor.
     
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    15-inch: 2.53GHz is most likely the best value for money.

    I don't think that your work stated here is video graphics intensive. I bought the 15-inch: 2.53GHz unit and it's fast enough, even for my 3D animation work.
     
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    guys i also need your opinion..im having a hard time deciding which to get the mbp 2.66 or 2.8..i really wanna play games on it and this is going to be my first mac..please help..
     
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    hey myke, we're on the same boat. however, let us wait first for the newer MBPs, whicha re coming out (hopefully) in January.

    i think you should go to the 2.8 if you can afford it. you wanna play games and those need a good GPU.
     
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    Hi Myke I agree to ronmtorres i also heard rumors, that new MBP will be coming out next year probably January of 2010 or around June of 2010, I'm also a newbie I also plan to buy MBP but as i mention i read a lot of info re: new MBP for next year :)
     
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    -- a dedicated video card definitely required for best experience in gaming. so go 15"inch or large MBP. 13" is out of the picture.
    -- I really can't justify the 2.8 over 2.5, unless the 2.8 has a better vcard than its not worth it to go to 2.8 if there is a large increase in price.
     
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    go for the highest model you can afford. you won't regret it!
     
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    yea i've read some info on that also but its a christmas from my mom and i don't think i can wait any longer.i wanna get my hands on the MBP..hehe
     
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    the 2.6 has a 320 hdd and 256 video card and the 2.8 has a 500hhd,512 video card.The price difference is just 12K..
     
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    Well if your budget is sufficient for the 2.8 Ghz with 500 HDD and 512 mb video card go for it.
     
  19. ronmtorres

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    chad, there's no discrete vcard for the 2.53 :)
     
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    enzo, i'll buy the current version if the new MBPs will come out pa on June hahaha! i don't think i can wait any longer than Jan/early Feb!!
     

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