New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - iMac v Macbook Pro v Mac Pro

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posts: 2
Holiday is on a distinguished road

Holiday is offline
I am looking to invest in a new Mac and I need some advice. I will be running Final Cut Studio 2 and Aperture 2.0 on my machine. I want to make sure that I can run those programs with out any problems. I also have more than a 100GB of photos which I would like to store on my machine.

Here are my questions:

iMac - How will it cope with Final Cut Studio?

Mac Pro - Is it worth the extra money? Do I need it?

Mac Book Pro - Portability is the bonus here... cost is the concern. Also how will it handle 100gb of photos and final cut loaded on board?


Many thanks.
QUOTE Thanks

Waterpolo820's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 27, 2008
Location: the OC, SoCal
Posts: 536
Waterpolo820 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2x 2.2 C2D MBP 15", 3x Mac Classic, Mac Mini, iPhone 3G, Clamshell

Waterpolo820 is offline
I would say you would need a Mac Pro. If I remember correctly, Final Cut Studio is about 50GB, on top of 100GB of photos, and Aperture, a Mac Pro would probably be the best bet. Macbook Pro, I don't think would be able to keep up with all of those and all of that storage. iMac was just updated today and I don't have any experience with the iMac so I can't vouch for that, but the Mac Pro is a good computer.

For the Mac Pro I would say :
Two 2.8GHZ Quad - Core Intel Xeon (Standard)
4GB RAM (not through apple though, cause really expensive) (about $150)
500GB Hard Drive (standard)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (Two dual-link DVI) (standard)
Airport Extreme Card (standard)

Total: About $3,200

And WELCOME to the M-F!!!
QUOTE Thanks
Mr. Quackens

Mr. Quackens's Avatar
Member Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posts: 12
Mr. Quackens is on a distinguished road

Mr. Quackens is offline
I would say to get a EHD, maybe 250 or so you can store all your pictures and so on it.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« CPU compatibility for power mac g4 digital audio | imac vs. macbook pro »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Macbook Pro, or PC then Mac Pro? Dodgesrtx Apple Notebooks 7 02-21-2008 01:20 AM
Macbook Pro or new Mac Pro? Aristotl3 Apple Notebooks 0 01-16-2008 08:46 PM
MacBook & MacBook Pro updates soon - release dates analyzed kali4nia58 Apple Rumors and Reports 25 12-21-2007 02:01 AM
Macbook vs. Macbook Pro carsncars Apple Notebooks 7 08-09-2007 03:01 PM
First Mac: iMac or MacBook Pro? BoingoBongo Switcher Hangout 9 01-25-2006 01:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?