Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2962

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2962
Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31
  1. #1
    vrrrrrrrrrrrooooooom Administrator bugzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    20,257
    Images
    3862
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 92 Times in 78 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    for my sisters high school graduation, we are looking to get her a new Macbook

    but she wants to get into graphic arts

    i heard the standard Macbook use integrated video cards with shared memory

    to get upgraded video cards with dedicated video memory, you have to step up to the Macbook Pro, which is a big price jump

    any comments?
    .: GONE 2000 BMW M5 :: Me - 2013 Jetta GLI - 2000 Jetta 1.8t :: Wife- 2009 VW GTI :: Dad - 2002 VW JTI 337 :.
    Gone:: 1999 VW GTI VR6 :: 2002 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t :: 1989 VW GTI 16v :: 1994 Volvo 850 Turbo wagon :: 1979 VW Rabbit

    Click here to become a Forum supporter. || .: WheelIndustry.com || Buy SoCalEuro decals here ||

    Van Wilder: You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.

  2. # ADS
    Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Online
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    SoCalEuro Member Forum Supporter Streamline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Glendale, CA
    Posts
    3,192
    Images
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    I have the higher end Macbook (the black one) and I can easily run photoshop with many other applications.

    However if you are talking about 3d animation and/or rendering then I would highly suggest the Pro because it will become very nerve wrecking very fast for her to try and render 3d continuously with the integrated video of the Macbook.

  4. #3
    SoCalEuro Member Damon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Encinitas, CA
    Posts
    1,465
    Images
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Get the Pro... So many better/faster/cooler features, the price is justified (wife has one).

  5. #4
    SoCalEuro Member Anonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugzy View Post
    for my sisters high school graduation, we are looking to get her a new Macbook

    but she wants to get into graphic arts

    i heard the standard Macbook use integrated video cards with shared memory

    to get upgraded video cards with dedicated video memory, you have to step up to the Macbook Pro, which is a big price jump

    any comments?
    If possible, I'd hold off on buying one. The Macbooks and Macbook Pros are due for an update. The rumor is that a LED-backlit model will be arriving in the second quarter with a processor bump.
    Mac Buyer's guide

    That said, I think a Macbook would be fine for "getting into" graphic arts. By the time she's more involved(if she chooses to be) she'll probably be looking at something new anyways(say after college).

  6. #5
    Super Moderator Moderator creanium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    4,337
    Images
    3
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 83 Times in 42 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    If possible, I'd hold off on buying one. The Macbooks and Macbook Pros are due for an update. The rumor is that a LED-backlit model will be arriving in the second quarter with a processor bump.
    Mac Buyer's guide

    That said, I think a Macbook would be fine for "getting into" graphic arts. By the time she's more involved(if she chooses to be) she'll probably be looking at something new anyways(say after college).
    QFT.

    A black MacBook should suit her nicely and easily get her through college. If she's mostly doing 2D stuff (Photoshop, etc) and not trying to play games or anything, then there's no reason to care about the integrated graphics card in the MacBook as she wouldn't see much (if any) improvement in 2D performance.

    Also, an integrated card will consume less power than a dedicated card so it'll run cooler.


    Need a web host?
    HostGator rules all. Avoid 1and1 like the plague

    Fan of the Chargers?

  7. #6
    The Italian Job Moderator FunkTron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA.
    Posts
    10,638
    Images
    29
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked 523 Times in 296 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Qft = Wtf?
    -------------------------------------------------
    _________________________________________________

    Don't spread my money, spread my work ethic.
    Pimpin since pimpin been pimpin!
    I'm not retarded....just tarded from the get go!
    doo-dee-dooo....ho-dee-humm... _____________________no slackin in my mack'n
    my hand has 4 fingers....and also a thumb. _____________no slippin in my pimpin

  8. #7
    SoCalEuro Member Anonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkTron View Post
    Qft = Wtf?
    quantum field theory

  9. #8
    Super Moderator Moderator creanium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    4,337
    Images
    3
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 83 Times in 42 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkTron View Post
    Qft = Wtf?
    Quoted for Truth

    sigh ... fuckin n00bs


    Need a web host?
    HostGator rules all. Avoid 1and1 like the plague

    Fan of the Chargers?

  10. #9
    vrrrrrrrrrrrooooooom Administrator bugzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    20,257
    Images
    3862
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 92 Times in 78 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    "gee gee man ... gee gee"
    "ouch! you camping n00b"
    "camping is a legitamite strategy"

    man !! i need to go see if Red vs Blue is still around
    .: GONE 2000 BMW M5 :: Me - 2013 Jetta GLI - 2000 Jetta 1.8t :: Wife- 2009 VW GTI :: Dad - 2002 VW JTI 337 :.
    Gone:: 1999 VW GTI VR6 :: 2002 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t :: 1989 VW GTI 16v :: 1994 Volvo 850 Turbo wagon :: 1979 VW Rabbit

    Click here to become a Forum supporter. || .: WheelIndustry.com || Buy SoCalEuro decals here ||

    Van Wilder: You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.

  11. #10
    Mongo Meat Gazer Forum Supporter gest24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    1,370
    Images
    14
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Black Macbook... But I second the hold on to buy one idea. The Macbook is "older" by apple standards and a re-fresh is due soon.

  12. #11
    SoCalEuro Member 3THREE7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,196
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 16 Times in 9 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    lon, i'm in the same field. itll depend on what type of graphic arts she's getting into. basic print/web/graphic design the macbook will work just fine. if getting into motion graphics and/or animation like I am even the macbook pro is a requirement. graphics card will make a world of difference when working w/ cinema 4d, maya, after effects, etc. even w/ a 256mb vid card itll run a little slow w/ those programs.

    also remember with cs3 programs that are coming out soon 3gigs of ram is absolute minimal you want to run because of the new smart filters in photoshop and other features throughout the rest of the cs3 line. macbooks only have up to 2 gigs of ram, which you can probably run with, but performance will decrease.

  13. #12
    SoCalEuro Member cynicalgeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Escondido
    Posts
    1,359
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by creanium View Post
    Quoted for Truth

    sigh ... fuckin n00bs
    /signed

    l2google


  14. #13
    SoCalEuro Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pauma Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,408
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Mac book pro. it's worth the size b/c of the faster processor and higher amounts of ram. the larger screen is also a plus when doing graphic design. i would only recommend the macbook for chatting, internet, taking notes in class. but if this is her 'only' college computer i would get the pro.
    ~Spencer
    2002 Mk4 Golf 2.0 Candy White
    1991 Avanti II Convertible Black
    1961 Jeep CJ5 color unknown (project)

  15. #14
    SoCalEuro n00b
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    CA, Santa Barbara
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    i work for apple and sell and repair them all day... and id deff have u get the macbookpro... it will also last u longer... it will be better for the long run... i think that the 2.0 will be ehhh after a while... and the 2.33 should last u a long time... now that cs3 is out ( which is designed for the intel based macs ) its going to fly,... and if ur thinking about video u can run FCP HD

    MBP FTW!

  16. #15
    SoCalEuro Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pauma Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,408
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by TopNach View Post
    i work for apple and sell and repair them all day... and id deff have u get the macbookpro... it will also last u longer... it will be better for the long run... i think that the 2.0 will be ehhh after a while... and the 2.33 should last u a long time... now that cs3 is out ( which is designed for the intel based macs ) its going to fly,... and if ur thinking about video u can run FCP HD

    MBP FTW!
    can you get me a discount on the iPhone when it comes out???
    ~Spencer
    2002 Mk4 Golf 2.0 Candy White
    1991 Avanti II Convertible Black
    1961 Jeep CJ5 color unknown (project)

  17. #16
    SoCalEuro Member GTi_01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    San Bernardino, CA
    Posts
    3,889
    Images
    22
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    go with pro. im into graphics and have used both. otherwise get a G5 series desktop (moe powa!). ^.^
    .::.landeinw├rtsdubz.::.
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e_06_21_06.jpg
    I'm not an Alcoholic, I'm a beer enthusiast.

  18. #17
    Super Moderator Moderator creanium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    4,337
    Images
    3
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 83 Times in 42 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTi_01 View Post
    go with pro. im into graphics and have used both. otherwise get a G5 series desktop (moe powa!). ^.^
    Why not get an Intel-based desktop? It's even more power ...


    Need a web host?
    HostGator rules all. Avoid 1and1 like the plague

    Fan of the Chargers?

  19. #18
    SoCalEuro Member Anonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by creanium View Post
    Why not get an Intel-based desktop? It's even more power ...
    For realz. 8 cores FTMFW

    I just configured mine for only $15,025

  20. #19
    Devil's Advocate Moderator paultakeda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Venice, CA
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Laptops will always be more expensive than they are worth. Accept this and move on.

    MacBooks are in mid-cycle. Don't expect a refresh until next year. Need one now go and get one now. Again, laptops are more expensive than they are worth. You get them because you need them when you need them.

    MacBooks have no expansion port except FireWire 400 and USB 2. Bear this in mind.
    MacBook Pros are probably due for a refresh but I doubt it'll be anything substantial. They are far too pricy to justify (same processor as MacBook, and in all honesty the Core2 is the Core2, it rocks period -- just get more RAM). The only reason you will get a MacBook Pro is:
    1. You want the ExpressCard expansion slot
    2. You want a 15"+ screen
    3. You plan to bootcamp to Windows and play games in 3D and so want the still not that great ATI X1600 GPU.

    Those are the only true reasons to get a Pro over a MacBook. You want speed? Get more RAM. Hell, get the cheaper 1.83MHz core -- you won't be able to tell the difference between it and 2.00GHz.

    Personally, I prefer the MacBook's plastic body. The "speed gain" in a cooler inner temp is minimal compared to how frickin' hot to the touch a Pro gets with its metal case.

    And $200 just to have a black body over a white body is ridiculous.

    For your sister, get the 1.83MHz white MacBook and up the RAM to 2GB. This will be sufficient to run any arts software in either OSX, bootcamped XP/Vista, or even Parallels Linux/XP/Vista/DOS/whatever. She doesn't need 3D acceleration (if she is doing 3D animation, which doesn't sound likely since you said "graphic arts", then she needs a desktop, a MacBook Pro is just not worth it for a college student unless your family can splurge).

    Spend the extra money on a big fat 24"or bigger widescreen monitor for her home and a tablet from Wacom (and if she wants a full size keyboard and mouse).

    She'll enjoy both the monitor and the portability of a 13" laptop (though it's still ridiculously heavy).

  21. #20
    SoCalEuro Member GTi_01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    San Bernardino, CA
    Posts
    3,889
    Images
    22
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Advice: Macbook vs Macbook Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by creanium View Post
    Why not get an Intel-based desktop? It's even more power ...

    oh crap. good point john. i forgot about those.


    for the intel based.
    .::.landeinw├rtsdubz.::.
    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e_06_21_06.jpg
    I'm not an Alcoholic, I'm a beer enthusiast.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
eXTReMe Tracker