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Hey, I'm trying to decide on a laptop for college. Do you guys think that the price difference between the lowest quality MacBook Pro and the highest quality MacBook is too large? I mean, what genuine advantages does the Pro have that really makes it worth $400 more?
I'm assuming by pro apps you mean final cut pro, ect. How does it not support it, you have a 2.0ghz processor, more than enough. I don't know where you getting the idea that the macbook doesn't support these programs, it has enough power for any mac application.
basically, if you do any apple motion/video games stuff and intensive FCP work, go with the pro. If you're just doing some basic editing and dont plan on playing any games or messing around with apple motion, go with the regular mac book.
Final Cut Studio. Tools for real-time video and audio production.
Final Cut Pro 5. Native HDV. Now editing in real time.
Soundtrack Pro. Sound is half the picture.
Motion 2. Advanced animation. Instant gratification.
DVD Studio Pro 4. Encode. Author. Burn. Deliver.
Compressor 2. Making digital duplication and content delivery a breeze.
Aperture. Designed for professional photographers.
Logic Pro. Comprehensive music toolkit.
Shake. Advanced digital compositing. Already in a theater near you.
If you're spending the money (or pirating) Aperture and Motion, you need more than a fucking MacBook. Common sense people, if you don't have any, buy some.
If you're taking notes, lugging your computer from class to the coffee shop to the library to your friend's house to whistler, back to class, then home, playing around with iMovie, some music stuff, and watching a shit ton of DVDs, a MacBook will do you just fine. Up the ram and your integrated graphics won't be so bad.
Yeah...I've never really used Macs except in video editing class, so I'm not too Mac literate yet. Thanks for all the help. Another question I have is..how easy is it to get programs such as Final Cut Pro and Photoshop and all that without paying the full price? I mean, I'm sure there are sites like Kazaa that I can download them from, but do sites like that fuck up Macs as they do PCs? Dumb questions, I know, but oh well. Thanks anyhow.
One more retarded question. If I have the disk for Microsoft Office for Windows and I install Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, can I then install the Windows version of Office on my MacBook Pro? And will that shit work?