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    MBP - what can I get away with on a tight budget


    Hi

    I need to buy a new MacBookPro for editing on the go (have a lovely iMac as main edit system).

    While I edit with 4k, the footage is from a GH5 and is 100mbps or less

    I have a tight budget (post Christmas!!) so can't get the 'obvious' MBP I need. I'm looking at a refurbished Mac. Wanting to spend around 2k. So would the below work:

    Originally released July 2018

    MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7

    Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor

    15.4-inch

    16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory

    512GB SSD 1

    Radeon Pro Graphics 560X

    I know it's not the best, but I've a decent iMac indoors etc, this is just for out and about, 2nd computer when needed etc. I'd edit off internal SSD or USB/TB drive if needed...

    Thank you in advance...
    Last edited by Plexberry; 02-01-2019 at 03:05 PM.

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    Sorry, edited above original post now
    Last edited by Plexberry; 02-01-2019 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Edited original post instead

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    Umm, isn't that the top of the line MBP?

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/15-inch

    Not sure where you're coming from with "it's not the best." I imagine that machine is more than capable of handling what you describe!
    -Jonathan
    iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagora View Post
    Umm, isn't that the top of the line MBP?

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/15-inch

    Not sure where you're coming from with "it's not the best." I imagine that machine is more than capable of handling what you describe!
    Thank you! Wasn't sure if the memory was enough... but couldn't afford to upgrade!

    So thank you for letting me know - a great help

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plexberry View Post
    Thank you! Wasn't sure if the memory was enough
    Ah, ok. I thought you were talking about the machine as a whole. 16GB is a lot of RAM and should be plenty for the kind of video editing you're doing.
    -Jonathan
    iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

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    Thank you for all your help :-)

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