Macbook Pro for full time video editor?

1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 26, 2013 11:26 AM by adambfoot
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So i have the either 2010 or 2011 iMac for video editing. It is starting to run slow but instead of upgrading it i am thinking of getting a macbook pro since I need a laptop anyway. Is the $1500 macbook 13.3 inch i7 worth the price, or would I find a faster editing machine somewhere else? I will be using my current imac for just web use and my macbook for just editing. Is there a cheap 24inch or bigger monitor I should get with it for using at home? Is there somewhere better to buy, or would I be better of going with a used 15inch macbook pro off ebay? I'm just not sure how great this computer will be for video editing at such a high price. Any suggestions or help would be great. Also wondering if there will be a new line of macbooks coming out soon I should wait for?

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • adambfoot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    according to MacRumors:


    "MacBook Pros with Haswell Chips Coming in September?"

    so maybe September will be a good time to buy the new macbook pro.  Is this haswell chip much faster?  Or would I be better off getting the cheaper i7?  I also read the 13inch macbook was much slower than the 15inch, is this true?