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Hello - thinking of investing in a new macbook pro, 15"

 

For cinema mostly, maya and a bit of Ae...

 

 

Was just wondering what are the things to look out for on spec - processor, cores....?

 

 

Graham

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damn... just looked up the specs for the mac book pros. your choice is between dual core and quad core 2.2ghz.. damn.. man you gonna suffer with that.. like its 2010...

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I enjoy the mac interface a lot more.

 

Choices I see are:

  • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphic
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory
  • 512GB PCIe-based flash storage1
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB
  • Also....

2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz

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these are the only ones i see:

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i guess with turbo to 3.7ghz it will be ok. ( don't see the one tha tboosts to 4.0ghz). I guess it depends on your requirements. Also, doesn't look like you can put in more than 16gb..

 

ah ok, i found it, you can config the top one to the faster cpu.. $3.2k though.. i guess the heart wants what the heart wants :)

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I know, it is crazy expensive. But I enjoy working on the macs, like a good tool.

 

Was prob just asking about the graphics card - and wether The AMD Radeon was necessary.

Edited by Sircharles

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If you can wait, it sounds "likely" that a new Macbook Pro is coming later this year. 3Q-4Q. It's been quite awhile since they've done a decent upgrade, so I would hold off if you can.

 

I'm working on an early 2013 MBP. Mainly After Effects/Illustrator/Photoshop with a little C4D. It's been fine, although I wish I had more RAM (only 8 GB). Don't do a lot of heavy expressions work or super processor heavy work so for the most part it's been fine.

 

Depending on what type of 3D work you do, the current models are probably not up to what you might need.

Edited by jasfish

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msi gs60,

 

razer blade ( the one with dedicated nvidia gpu).

 

aourus x7 pro, has dual GPU, should be awesome for gpu renderers.

 

but if you really enjoy working on macs, it might be worth the extra price.. can't put a price on comfort.

Edited by vozzz

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I'm extremely, and surprisingly happy with my Surface Book. I would never use it as a primary working machine, but as a laptop for those on-the-go moments, its pretty fantastic.

 

There should be a new one being announced soon. Rumors have it at a much better GPU

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I'm extremely, and surprisingly happy with my Surface Book. I would never use it as a primary working machine, but as a laptop for those on-the-go moments, its pretty fantastic.

 

Awesome to hear. I've been looking at that for a while but waiting too. Moving back over to Windows from Mac so really looking forward to it!

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