3 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 3:57 AM by ds store
purplekarma Level 1 (0 points)

I only want to use it for editing photographs in Photoshop and sometimes to edit HD videos on final cut pro.

Is 4GB enough? According to system requirements for Final cut pro, 4GB is recommended.

I would prefer a 13inch screen rather than a 15 inch as it will be easy to carry around in the field; screen size hardly matters.

 

Any insight that helps would be appreciated.

 

Thanking you.

Prateek


MacBook Pro
  • purplekarma Level 1 (0 points)

    13 inch is i7 dual core 2.8 Ghz whereas 15 inch is quad core 2.2 Ghz.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 (45,137 points)

    Screen size may not matter but performance may.  Examine carefully the graphics differences between the two units and note that one can only get an anti-glare display with the 15" MBP.  Many professional photographers prefer that over the glossy display due to better color accuracy.

     

    Ciao.

  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    purplekarma wrote:

     

    I only want to use it for editing photographs in Photoshop and sometimes to edit HD videos on final cut pro.

     

    The 13" is totally inadequate for this sort of "pro" use.

     

    It's a consumers level MacBook with the "Pro" name, it will heat up like a frying pan under this sort of strain and you will be unhappy.

     

    It has no dedicated graphics, all CPU graphics.

     

     

     

    Either get the top end

     

    15" anti-glare with 8GB of RAM, 7,200 RPM drive if you order it online, or the

     

     

    17" anti-glare with 8GB of RAM, 7,200 RPM drive.

     

    Would be the best choice as you get a full 1080+ HD screen on there for accurate video (1920 x 1200 pixels actually) and boy it's really sweet.

     

     

    For video you need as many cores as possible, the MacPro would really be the ultimate choice, but it's not portable.

     

    See this video about the glossy screen and why you don't want one.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X0wo6dIsMU