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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!

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    Post soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!
    Hello from England! I have a couple of questions I need to ask..

    I shall be ordering a macbook when I return from France in the new years..
    I really need one as I am going to Canada for 3 months, but could do with one anyway..

    Im interested in the mbp 2.53.. As its a decent price with uni discount.


    Would there be much difference in the lower spec'ed ones? Considering.....

    I will just be using it for general internet use and photoshop ?

    Any help would be appreciated?!

    thanks

    Rich

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!

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    if you are using it for college, then I would personally get the macbook because of the portability.

    Its can be speced pretty close to the MBP, minus the slight difference in processor speed for less then the MBP.

    The only downside is the lower memory card and the difference in screen size, but the smaller the screen, the more portable the laptop is

    good luck
    I drive a BMW and use a MacBook. One could say that I appreciate perfection.

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pphil09 View Post
    The only downside is the lower memory card and the difference in screen size, but the smaller the screen, the more portable the laptop is
    To be clear I believe he's referring to the lower video RAM on the graphics card.

    Otherwise, I would fully agree with him. Go for the Macbook, you'll run Photoshop just fine, and you'll love the portability.

    However, obviously if you really need the fastest PS performance the MBP would perform faster with the faster processor.

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by avtraino View Post
    To be clear I believe he's referring to the lower video RAM on the graphics card.

    Otherwise, I would fully agree with him. Go for the Macbook, you'll run Photoshop just fine, and you'll love the portability.

    However, obviously if you really need the fastest PS performance the MBP would perform faster with the faster processor.
    that what I meant

    Sorry, Im not much of a computer guy
    I drive a BMW and use a MacBook. One could say that I appreciate perfection.

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!
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    Well if you can afford the MPB I would say go for it! its an excellent machine, but so are the macbooks.

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!

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    Hello! Got back from france this morning and ordered the bottom spec mbp but upgraded the memory to 4GB and the hardrive to 7200rpm, delivery is estimated on the 20th January. My flight to Vancouver is on the 24th, so fingers crossed it arrives on time!!!

    Bit nervous on not having chosen the middle pro as I am worried about the graphics.. There really much in the two? 256mb and 512mb??



    Thanks

    Rich

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    soon to be a mbp user, little persuasion needed!

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    If you're primarily using it for internet and photoshop (assume you might do some productivity work at school, too), then i can't imagine you would push the graphics capabilities. If you were going to do some high-end gaming or a lot of graphics-intensive stuff, then you would probably notice a difference.

    Just my opinion, though.

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