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Mac Laptops
Peter Madia, Student/Intern, Photo Editor
Pittsburgh | PA | USA | Posted: 7:26 PM on 08.27.07
->> I am going to purchase a new Mac laptop and was wondering if I could get some feedback on whether or not I should get a MacBook or a MacBook Pro. Obviously price is a big difference between the two, but I would appreciate some feedback as to which one anybody recommends.

Thanks.
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David Luoto, Photographer
Gastonia | NC | USA | Posted: 7:34 PM on 08.27.07
->> Peter,

I just purchased a MacBook Pro and love it so far. I have used a PC for the past 10 years but the Mac runs nice and smooth. You should be able to get a rebate on the Mac since you are a student. I got $200.00 of my Pro laptop and a free iPod.

David
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Andrew Worrall, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | M0 | | Posted: 7:37 PM on 08.27.07
->> Go for the MacBook Pro if you can budget it. It's definitely worth it. I'm able to run Photoshop and InDesign CS3 and Final Cut HD all at once with no problems -the power is unquestionably worth it.
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Peter Madia, Student/Intern, Photo Editor
Pittsburgh | PA | USA | Posted: 7:56 PM on 08.27.07
->> Thanks guys, I didn't realize there was a thread just below this, I must have missed it when I was scanning through. I'm gonna take a look at that information.
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Joel Kowsky, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | United States | Posted: 8:18 PM on 08.27.07
->> I'll go along with everyone else and say go with the MacBook Pro.

My only suggestion is, order it online (you can still get you educational discount) and custom configure the machine. Go with the biggest hard drive that you can get and money allows, but leave the RAM as it comes configured with 2GB. If you want to bump it up to 4GB, more is always better, don't get it through Apple. An upgrade to 4GB will but a $630 dent in your wallet, head on over to www.crucial.com and buy you memory there.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MacBook%20Pro%202.4GHz%20...

That is the link to the page for memory for a 17" MacBook Pro. The price of $319 for a 4GB memory kit is much more appealing. Installing memory in your MacBook Pro is pretty simple and straightforward.

I'm using the final incarnation of the PowerBook G4 and I purchased my memory from Crucial and have not had a single problem with my PowerBook or any other machine that has Crucial memory in it.

Joel
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Andrew Knapik, Photographer, Assistant
Lincoln Park | MI | USA | Posted: 9:59 PM on 08.27.07
->> Peter

I started the thread below, and I must say that the MacBook Pro is the way to go. I just went and bought one today. I got the 2.2 gig, 15 inch display. I did not upgrade anything yet, as I may upgrade to more RAM in time, but it was just not in my budget today. One thing that I can tell you is to get the lustre screen, not the glossy, as the glossy is very difficult to edit photos.
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Kent Miller, Photographer
Peekskill | NY | USA | Posted: 10:37 PM on 08.27.07
->> I tried off brand ram in my Mac Book Pro and it was nothing but problems!
I returned it several time and even changed all the ram. Big problems.
I put the factory ram in and bought another factory 1gig. It has been great!
With not one problem! Take it for what its worth. It didnt work for me.
I will only buy factory ram from now on. It costs more but I crap I went through was not worth the money I thought I was saving.
The computer is a work horse! Good luck.
K
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Joel Kowsky, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | United States | Posted: 10:45 PM on 08.27.07
->> Kent,

Just wondering, where did you buy you RAM from?
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Louie Traub, Photographer
Las Vegas | NV | United States | Posted: 12:08 AM on 08.28.07
->> Greetings from a MacBook Pro owner... these might be helpful:

http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=26150

http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=25984
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