Buying a Macbook Pro? Page 2

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  • PhoenixFlames 16 Jun 2010 20:16:00 9,227 posts
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    I for one welcome our new computer overlords.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • deem 16 Jun 2010 20:26:11 31,641 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    That's an absolutely horrendous price. You'd be buying it for the Apple name alone. Similar specced Windows laptop would cost you half as much.

    Do you think lot's of people think you're a bellend?
  • Dirtbox 16 Jun 2010 20:29:28 78,894 posts
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    BartonFink wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Amazingly photoshop works on a 200 netbook. Go figure.
    I know, and before we get started down this route. I already have a HP Elitebook 6930p and a fuck off gaming rig. :D
    I was trying to highlight the silly comparisons.

    If you want a mac, go fer it, but you can get a better price than that. You could even get a slightly lower specced one for a song and upgrade it yourself actually, but if you've got the cash to dash...

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  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 20:30:55
    It's the cheapest jobby you can get with the screen upgrade.

    Also, don't buy Aperture, I'll bung it on that drive for you.
  • nickthegun 16 Jun 2010 20:32:22 61,118 posts
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    The prices of DDR3 are pretty high at the moment and you cant buy one with less than 4gb, so you cant really do that.

    Even crucial are charging 300 odd quid for 8gb atm.

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  • Dirtbox 16 Jun 2010 20:33:02 78,894 posts
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    Oh righty.

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  • morriss 16 Jun 2010 20:35:41 71,283 posts
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    deem wrote:
    foreverafternothing wrote:
    That's an absolutely horrendous price. You'd be buying it for the Apple name alone. Similar specced Windows laptop would cost you half as much.

    Do you think lot's of people think you're a bellend?
    :'D
  • MrDigital 16 Jun 2010 20:35:59 1,866 posts
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    Bite bite bite.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 20:47:00 35,126 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    It's the cheapest jobby you can get with the screen upgrade.

    Also, don't buy Aperture, I'll bung it on that drive for you.
    Excellent !!! That brings it down to 1889.
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 21:04:00 35,126 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    That's an absolutely horrendous price. You'd be buying it for the Apple name alone. Similar specced Windows laptop would cost you half as much.
    Going back to this as we also considered the Dell Adamo Desire. But based purely on aesthetics and having seen both of them side by side she prefers the Apple. Which is about 100 dearer than the Pro. Incidentally the Adamo is absolutely gorgeous.
  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 21:07:17
    FAN was probably comparing it to a mid priced high-street job, people don't seem to realise there are pro models from Windows PC manufacturers too.
  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 21:22:15
    So is the missus getting serious about photography as a career or hobby?
  • TakeTheVeil 16 Jun 2010 21:33:53 5,058 posts
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    Just to throw up a laptop that i'm looking at at the moment.

    Seems like a very good laptop for the money. Slim and an excellent battery life.

    Acer TimelineX 3820TG
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 22:57:26 35,126 posts
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    Keyser_Soze wrote:
    So is the missus getting serious about photography as a career or hobby?
    She is finishing up next week (took voluntary redundancy) and one of the things she really likes is photography. So initially she is going to take a few courses in Dublin then who knows she has an idea that she would like to set up a studio if it really clicks with her.

    She's really good at it as it is, her composition is excellent but she wants to learn the whole technical side of things.
  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 23:32:28
    You'll be wanting CS5 on that drive as well then :D
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 23:41:44 35,126 posts
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    Ok getting back to the OP I guess a little clarification is required.

    Given the context of the purchase (photography, aesthetics, etc) is there anything else we should consider. I reckon it's a good choice for a few reasons.

    Photography:
    High Def display and glossy finish would be closer to what you would actually see in a photo.
    15" display means we can compare images side by side.
    HDD is probably more than enough as everything will go to external network drives and backups.
    4G RAM is probably ok because I cannot see it being taxed by anything we would use for editing and the rest of the time it would be just used for browsing or watching movies and playing music.

    Anything else we should consider getting with it?
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 23:43:23 35,126 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    You'll be wanting CS5 on that drive as well then :D
    :D
  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 23:46:33
    Oh yeah defo, 4GB ram will be fine, did you upgrade the screen res?
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 23:49:09 35,126 posts
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    Yup going to go with the Hi-Res glossy 15". I think only the 17" goes above 1080p
  • Deleted user 16 June 2010 23:51:18
    BartonFink wrote:So initially she is going to take a few courses in Dublin then who knows she has an idea that she would like to set up a studio if it really clicks with her.

    This book is essential reading!
  • BartonFink 16 Jun 2010 23:56:56 35,126 posts
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    Keyser_Soze wrote:
    BartonFink wrote:So initially she is going to take a few courses in Dublin then who knows she has an idea that she would like to set up a studio if it really clicks with her.

    This book is essential reading!
    Cheers ... think I saw that in Easons a couple of weeks ago might pick it up as a pressie for her leaving do next week. :D
  • BartonFink 17 Jun 2010 17:13:02 35,126 posts
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    Just wondering now is it worth spending an extra 360 on the 17" version?
  • nickthegun 17 Jun 2010 17:15:31 61,118 posts
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    If you have the cash, yes.

    As always, it depends on what you need it for and such, but im glad we spent the extra.

    Ive got a 15" MBP at work and a 17" one at home and, yeah, the 15" is a perfect size and is really usable, but the 17" is just a joy.

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  • dogbot 17 Jun 2010 17:17:03 2,278 posts
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    Hmm, depends how portable you want it to be...

    The MBPs are surprisingly heavy.

    In the end, I went for the 15", because I couldn't face carrying the 17 on my back every day.
  • coastal 17 Jun 2010 17:21:41 5,389 posts
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    Photography you say?

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Deleted user 17 June 2010 17:23:21
    Doesn't the 17" have the slot in place of the SD reader. Means that depending on the camera your missus will be using (i.e. a camera that uses anything but SD) you will be able to stick a universal card reader in there.
  • BartonFink 17 Jun 2010 20:06:18 35,126 posts
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    coastal wrote:
    Photography you say?
    What the shatting fuck?
  • BartonFink 17 Jun 2010 20:09:21 35,126 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Doesn't the 17" have the slot in place of the SD reader. Means that depending on the camera your missus will be using (i.e. a camera that uses anything but SD) you will be able to stick a universal card reader in there.
    Looking at the pics it looks like the 17" doesn't have a SD card reader hmmmm.
  • Deleted user 17 June 2010 20:14:10
    BartonFink wrote:
    Just wondering now is it worth spending an extra 360 on the 17" version?
    Personally I wouldn't bother as I'd find it much less portable.
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