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    Macbooks vs Macbook Pros
    I see that there's already a thread regarding Powerbooks vs. MBPs but as the Macbook just came out today, I figured I'd start a new thread

    I'm largely a PC user who's recently started using Macs (for digital photography at school). I like the Mac interface and aesthetic design much better than Windows, so I'm determined to buy a Mac laptop for college...

    I think the new Macbook would suit me OK, but I noticed the integrated video card... I don't know much about video cards, but I'm a heavy Photoshop user who works on a lot of high-res images... would the MB's video card still be OK for that or should I pay the extra $ for the MBP?

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    I don't think the words heavy photoshop user and 64mb video card can ever go in the same paragraph.

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    If you're a heavy photoshop user I would go for the MacBook Pro.

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    I didn't think Photoshop was that GPU intensive...

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    Now that the MacBooks are quite a bit better than the iBooks, I think you could be fine running photoshop, etc. on them. I simply prefer the powerbook/macbook pro for those programs because I think they handle them a little better. Once CS3 comes out I dont think it will matter what you use because it will run so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkRockTuba
    Now that the MacBooks are quite a bit better than the iBooks, I think you could be fine running photoshop, etc. on them. I simply prefer the powerbook/macbook pro for those programs because I think they handle them a little better. Once CS3 comes out I dont think it will matter what you use because it will run so much better.
    Absolutely.

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