Thread: I need help chosing a Mac
08-11-2009, 09:54 AM #1I need help chosing a Mac
I知 looking into buying a new or second hand Mac book but I知 a bit confused buy the specifications.
I want the Mac book purely for graphic design projects and want to install Illustrator and photoshop. I also want to use a graphics tablet and pen.
The second hand ones don稚 seem the hold enough memory.
Could anyone advise a model?
08-11-2009, 09:58 AM #2
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Do you want it to be a laptop or a desktop? I would suggest a macbook pro or a iMac depending on what you want, you just have to narrow down to what screen size you want, I would also suggest sticking with the stock amount of ram and upgrade it yourself to save you some pretty pennies and it is very easy to do.
08-11-2009, 10:55 AM #3
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- 13 Inch Apple MacBook Pro; 2.40 GHZ, 4GB Ram, 250GB HDD
Yeah you need to decide to get a desktop or a laptop. I would go for a MacBook Pro if you want a laptop, or an iMac if you want a desktop. I think you should get a new one if money is not an issue.
08-11-2009, 11:44 AM #4
For that type of stuff, I definitely suggest a MBP.Chris K.
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08-12-2009, 11:32 PM #6
For what you're talking about doing, you should not get a Macbook. If you go for a laptop, get the Macbook Pro. Actually, for any serious graphic design and photoshop work you really should be running a Mac Pro and using a large Cinema Display monitor.
08-18-2009, 04:23 PM #7
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I just installed Photoshop CS4 on my mac book 13" and it runs great!
It was MOLASSES on the PC! You can always plug into a larger monitor and put photoshop tools on the 13" screen and work on the larger monitor. Lots of options.
08-18-2009, 10:39 PM #8
im using macbook pro 2.53ghz.. well its astonishing..
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display
08-19-2009, 05:40 AM #9
Any Mac for sale will run Photoshop and Illustrator with ease. You don't need a hefty Mac Pro. I'd recommend 2gigs of RAM, 3 preferably.
The main issue is the screen. Personally I'd hate to work on a 13" laptop screen, so think about how you'd tackle that.
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