I don't want to come off as bragging or trying to show off, I genuinely just want your valuable opinions.
So it's time I replaced my laptop. It's a 2007 Black Macbook with a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2GB of DDR2 ram. Ya.. I need an update. Now I do want to say that my main computer is a 2009 Mac Pro. I do a lot of video editing for my school, and I needed a machiene that could handle it. I've had it for over a year, and I will say that it is not only the best computer that I have owned, but it is worth ever penny. It is used everyday. That being said, I am still a student, a video editor, and a tech journalist, so I need a good laptop, and I need your input. Here's what I am come up with.
So it looks like I am going to choose between the Macbook Air 13" and Macbook Pro 15". I did some website development work over the summer, and I saved all my earnings to go towards this laptop. My budget is right between this. The Macbook Air 13" is right within, yet the baseline 15" MacbookPro is just a couple hundred over. So I'm stuck.
Now as far as needs go, obviously I have a desktop to get the job done, yet I still want a laptop that could handle video editing. The main things I will use this laptop for would be
The reason I emphasize "light" is because I'm not sure yet how much exactly I will be doing. I know that I will be doing a lot in school this coming spring, but besides that, I don't want to waste the money on a Macbook Pro, if I don't need it.
Storage is not an issue, I would prefer an SSD
What are your thoughts and suggestions?
asked Oct 23 '11 at 02:04
Sounds like you are a macboy so I won't even try to recommend a windows laptop..
For that kind of use I'd go with the cheapest macbook air there is. You don't need any performance at all because you've got a mac pro which is a processing house. Note taking and web browsing I can get you a 300€ machine no problem. Also I don't know why you'd need an SSD if that is your only activities but I'll give you one advice: Don't buy the SSD from Apple goddammit! By this time you should know that all of Apple's hardware is severely outdated and when it comes to SSDs it's kinda important to have the latest technologies in them. Also the SSDs from Apple are twice sometimes three times as expensive.
answered Oct 23 '11 at 02:12
Watch Matt'sMacintosh on YouTube. He has a lot of videos about the 2011 MacBook Air 13" and it's ability to edit video. The computer can easily handle Adobe CS5, it just does it a lot slower than a desktop or MacBook Pro.
answered Oct 23 '11 at 02:38
As Yarvy mentioned, you're probably gonna go with Macs no matter what. Hence...
Since you're doing light editing, which means you're not gonna put a thousand CG explosions into the videos you make. So the Air would be a better solution. Though you're gonna have to get an external hard drive or two to keep up with the space requirements of the videos you're gonna store, since the baseline MBA has a 64 gig SSD only.
answered Oct 23 '11 at 03:27