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#1 Sircharles

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:59 PM

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....?

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:41 PM

http://ace5studios.com/hardware/

 

cpu section is similar. for mac and pc. for the rest.. well everyone picks their own path...


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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:46 PM

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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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:30 PM

more like its 2005


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 03:45 AM

Do you have a preference to stay with Mac? (No flame wars just a question ;))



#6 Sircharles

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:55 AM

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



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

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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#8 Sircharles

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:24 AM

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.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 02:34 AM

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.


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#10 Sircharles

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 09:42 AM

What Pc Laptops would people recommend?



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 04:53 AM

I've been using one of these http://www.asus.com/us/site/g-series/ as my mobile mograph computer for about a year (an older model than the latest version).

 

It's big and heavy, but I've had zero problems and made zero modifications. Runs everything including Octane.

 



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 09:10 PM

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, 09 July 2016 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 01:11 AM

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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Posted 12 July 2016 - 02:23 AM

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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