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I am planning on upgrading to a MacBook Pro at the end of the year. What I have right now is a MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM. I've had it for nearly three years, and for standard usage (Internet, email, word processing, music, etc.), it does fine. However, when I'm doing video editing, using VMware Fusion, etc, it doesn't hold up very well. I'm looking at either buying the 13" MacBook Pro, or the 15". I would have the money to buy the 15", but just because I would have the money, doesn't mean I want to spend it. I would like to get the 13" if it would do well enough for video editing, Fusion, etc. I don't do a whole lot in the way of video editing (once or twice a month), but I'm thinking of buying an HD Camcorder as well, therefore I might be doing more video editing. Here's what I'm wondering:

1. Buying the 13" MBP, putting in 8GB of RAM.
2. Buying the 15" MBP Intel Core i5 or i7, using 4GB of RAM and seeing how it holds up.

I know that the Intel Core i5 & i7 are much better than the Intel Core 2 Duo, but once again, I'm seeing what I can get away with. Any comments and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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I would recommend getting the 15" MBP i5 4GB, and buying the camcorder. If you have the money then buy i7 and/or 8GB. Either way, i'm confident they will both be able to handle video editing

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Okay, the current MacBook (white, unibody) has nearly similar architecture as your current MacBook- the only difference I would think is the amount of RAM. The current MacBook (white) can handle 8 GB of RAM- not to mention it has a 2.4 GHz processor. Now I can understand wanting to upgrade to a Core-series processor- even faster, can handle up to 8 GB of RAM as well. Go for it if you have the money.

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Just out of curiosity why video editing on a notebook?

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Just out of curiosity why video editing on a notebook?
Yeah, you should end up with an imac, almost same cost but much better for video editing.

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Just out of curiosity why video editing on a notebook?
That's a fair question to ask; I believe that desktops would be much better, but for me, traveling frequently between different countries, a desktop is not practical. I can't exactly take an iMac on a plane, given space considerations. If I were tied down to one place, then I could justify getting an iMac; just not the best at the moment.
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