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7645 Views 80 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2006 7:57 AM by Alistair Hutchinson
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 6:43 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)I'm really interested in the answer to this question as well. I'd also like to know if anyone has an idea of how the graphics card in the MacBook would compare to the one in the MacBook Pro.
Assuming identical amounts of RAM, the same processor speed and HD RPM, would a MacBook Pro still be significantly faster than a MacBook? Why? Only other thing I can think of is the cache, but they both have "2 MB on chip shared L2 cache" (although the MacBook Pro has the additional "running 1:1 processor speed" - I have no idea what that means)
Anyone know?G5 2.0 dual-core, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 17" Apple LCD, NVIDIA 6600 LE, 2.5 GB RAM, 10,000 RPM 74G Raptor boot drive
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 6:43 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)I though the black model (rather dishy) on the applestore was running aperture, but in fact it was iphoto and its new aperture-esque sliders. If the Intel mac mini wont run aperture then this MacBook won't as they use the same integrated GMA 50 64MB shared DDR2 memory. Given my experience of Aperture on a quad with the useless 6600 video card i would be very wary of doing anything Aperture intensive or at all on this unit.
The reviews will be interesting, good pricing on the base model for Apple.Quad G5, 2GB, 6600 audio card, 250+400GB SATA (WD & Seagate). MacBookPro 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 6:54 AM (in response to Jeyell)Apparently the Intel MacMini runs aperture with a little trick:
Seems like Aperture could run on a MacBook, but will be useable at all?iMac 20" 2.1 Ghz 1.5Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 7:00 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)I think that this will be the question of the day
By now, except by the 15" vs 13.3" and the ATI 1600x vs Inte 950, the 2.0GHz MacBook maxed to 2Gb RAM and 100Gb HD is $600 cheaper that the 2.0Ghz MacBookPro with the same disk and RAM... I hope that the answer will be officialy: yes we suport the MacBook.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 8:06 AM (in response to Rafa Barbera)Up to this image:
The MacBook family is completed, so either the new 13" MacBook runs Aperture or travellers will have carry a 15" MacBook Pro.
I supposse will have to wait for an official answer from Apple..iMac 20" 2.1 Ghz 1.5Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 8:57 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)
The MacBook family is completed, so either the new
13" MacBook runs Aperture or travellers will have
carry a 15" MacBook Pro.
The line is somewhat complete but IMO there is more to come. Fast video graphics allow a gamers' 'book to be created and the Merom chip will allow a high end pro graphics laptop. They could be the same box. Also a "MacBook Thin" for the suits has a lot of appeal.
-Allen WicksEarly 2005 1.67 GB G4 PB, Radeon 9700, 128 MB VRAM, 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6), D2x, DP G4 tower without Aperture
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 10:09 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)The MacBook is a very exciting product. Interestingly, if it won't run Aperture adequately, that might hurt Aperture more than the MacBook.
There's a group of people who are fed up with iPhoto (still can't merge/import Libraries?!) and who want a laptop that they can travel with and use to work their images on. The value/price ratio of the MacBook is so persuasive that it may, oddly enough, bias many would-be Aperture fans away from Aperture to an other iPhoto alternative.G5 iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.4.6), G3 iBook
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 10:12 AM (in response to jfaughnan)When will we know whether these machines run Aperture? Are they in Apple Stores now? Isn't there a spec sheet somewhere that would tell us?G5 2.0 dual-core, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 17" Apple LCD, NVIDIA 6600 LE, 2.5 GB RAM, 10,000 RPM 74G Raptor boot drive
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 10:31 AM (in response to Badlydrawnboy)Aperture does run on the new MacBooks, but it is NOT officially supported, due to limitations with the graphics card. This means if you call AppleCare, you'll simply be told that you're running Aperture on an unsupported configuration. It's an "at-your-own-risk" experience.
That being said, Aperture will install and run on a MacBook...at least you're not disallowed from using it. No hacks needed!
And of course, Aperture is fully supported on all MacBook PRO models.
Sr. Product Manager, Aperture
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 11:25 AM (in response to Eduardo Calvo)From a practical standpoint, I think running Aperture on a new Macbook would be rather like running it on a Mini - I have the Core Duo Mac mini with 2GB of RAM, and I have to say I was surprised at how well Aperture ran. I would not say it was speedy at all but it was more usable than I was expecting, and even worked with D70 files not too slowly (since the RAW decode is up to the processor I guess I should have expected that).
I am also interested to know if the new Macbooks can use more of main memory than the mini can, whcih I think is limited to 128MB.
Note that my tests so far were with a very small library, at some point I was going to try pointing the mini at a much larger library over a network share and see how it behaved. I am considering this solution for myself for a portable laptop that can run Aperture.
I imagine it's faster than any of the G4 laptops, even with the integrated video...Powermac G5 1.8GHz DP, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Special Edition, dual monitors
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 11:35 AM (in response to Joe Schorr)Wow, Apple is taking Aperture seriously if a senior product manager is posting responses.
This is an interesting twilight zone. No hacks needed, but not officially supported. I hope we'll see a clear resolution soon. Of course I hope Apple will decide that a future version of Aperture needs to be fully supported on the MacBook. Since the MacBook is in my future I'll be waiting to see how Apple decides to go on this one.G5 iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.4.3), G3 iBook
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2006 12:09 PM (in response to Joe Schorr)Thank you for your answer Joe, as size is a very important factor when travelling I'm gonna keep an eye on comments of new macbook users running aperture.
The new macbook has everything I need in the size I'm confortable with, I just hope I can run Aperture at least as well as on my iMac 20" iSight.iMac 20" 2.1 Ghz 1.5Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6)