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so im bout to make a purchase in the next week and am not sure what i should get, im using my mac for video production and animation. i already have cs5 master, final cut pro 7, and maya (the programs i will be using on the reg.). i cant afford the power mac but i can each of these, i would just like some advice to help me be sure of my decision.

 

so here are my current choices

 

MacBook Pro

 

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17-inch: 2.53GHz

Intel Core i5

4GB memory

500GB hard drive1

ExpressCard/34 slot

Built-in battery (8-9 hours)2

Intel HD Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB

$2,099.00

Was $2,299.00

Students save $200

 

or

 

iMac

 

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27-inch Quad-core 2.8GHz

2.8GHz Intel Core i5

2560-by-1440 resolution

4GB (two 2GB ) memory

1TB hard drive1

8x double-layer SuperDrive

ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB

$1,899.00

Was $1,999

Students save $100

 

or are there any other suggestions?

 

they all would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

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the imac is obviously better but will the difference even really matter? the convenience of a laptop would be rad to edit anywhere but will the downgrade have any effects to give a shit about?

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Get the most expensive Mac Pro tower you can afford. I'm not kidding. Beyond that I'd say the big issue is whether you need portability.

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Get the most expensive Mac Pro tower you can. I'm not kidding. Beyond that I'd say the big issue is whether you need portability.

 

trust me i would and it would probably be good for 10 years but i cant afford it unless i look into loans but not sure if i want to, already got a bunch stacked and stackin at the moment.

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im assuming your an amateur on 3d modeling and editing, that being the case the macbook pro would be far better for convenience. unless ur doing high end work or you work for a studio which would usually have its own equipment that extra edge wont be noticeable to you

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I figured since you live in a state where there's no sales tax you could come out ahead.

 

The reason I say go with the tower is because when one thing fouls up on an iMac you have to drag the whole thing down to the nearest Genius Bar. I've had to do that for a friend, and it's a pain in the ass.

 

So if it's that or the Macbook, I'd go with the Macbook with an SSD and as much memory as you can stuff in there.

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If you're truly serious about what you want to do I would save up some more and get a tower with as much power in it as possible. I know 3 people who were in your position about a year ago and 1 went with a MAc Pro tower quad core with 10 gigs of ram and the other two skimped. 1 has already upgraded, the other wishes they could and the dude who made the big purchase said it's the best thing he has done. Saves him a ton of time in rendering, etc. Not to mention once he got a job he was able to work from home sometimes because his box was like the one at his job and he can count on the performance to be at a pro level.

 

And if you're thinking getting the laptop will be good because you can carry it around and work anywhere, don't bother. A 17 inch Macbook Pro is a pain in the ass to carry around and you basically have to bring an office with you to work somewhere else. A workstation at home is definitely the way to go.

 

So, if you can't get a big ol' tower, go for the imac.

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Just get both. that's what I did. work hard and have no vices. boom no should I get this or that conflicts. get em both.

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I like my MacBook pro

 

 

But it's a little but more than I need. A normal MacBook would have been sufficient. The Pro is for editing video and shit.

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clay and glitter computer? save money buy the admiration of broke hip hop community

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I had the same debate earlier. I went with the 27in IMac. Payments are $150/month through the Apple/Barclays card, interest free. It was more power for the money. If you need to transfer your work, grab a flash drive or external.

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WHICH SMART CAR SHOULD I GET

 

THE ONE WITH THE DILDO SHIFTER?

 

OR THE ONE THAT COMES IN FLAMES. I LIKE FLAMES.

 

 

 

mac people.

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ONLY AN IDIOT BUYS A FUCKING GIANT SCREEN LAPTOP TALKIN BOUT "I NEED IT FOR PHOTO/VIDEO EDITING".

 

NIGGA GET A MONITOR ADAPTER AND PLUG IN A $200 BIG MONITOR

OR SPEND AN EXTRA $300 FOR THAT USELESS BULLSHIT AND THEN USE A SHOPPING CART EVERYTIME YOU TRANSPORT YOUR 500 POUND "LAP TOP"

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^my man got his HP awhile after i got my mac.

while i've heard many good things about hp, my mac is going strong (for now) 3 years in, and counting, of pretty heavy use

his laptop is all fucked up, after about 8 months is started switching off and staying off for days at a time. he finally figured out the problem but doesn't have the funds to fix it. so, it's not worth buying a cheaper product if it's just that, a cheaper product. imo.

 

 

i love my macbook

 

my dad calls it a McBook. he's so funny.

 

anyway now i'm about to buy a desktop.

they are just so powerful. i use one at work, but i def need one at home for video editing, the laptop isn't enough for that kinda shit

 

so, i guess it depends on what you're planning on using it for

but unless portability is of paramount importance, get a desktop or tower.

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HEY MY FORD FIESTA ALSO HAS FOUR TIRES, A CEILING, A BATTERY, ECT.

SO WHY WOULD ANYONE BUY A FUCKING BENTLEY

THESE MOTHERFUCKERS LOVE WASTING MONEY

 

 

MY BITCH ALSO GOT TWO TITTIES,

WHY WOULD I WANT TO FUCK JESSICA ALBA, SHE GOT 2 TITTIES ALSO?

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