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  • Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

    I have just sold my 11 inch MacBook Air and want to buy a 15" MBP to use while I am on an Oil Rig to process RAW photos using Photoshop.
    I was able to do this using my 2012 MBA but it was painfully slow so I am hoping that a 2014 MBP will be faster.
    In Malaysia where I live they have 3 options for processor 2.2, 2.5 and 2.8 Gtz so I am guessing that the 2.8 will be the best way to go except I really don't want to have to wait and would there be a noticeable difference when working with say D800 files.
    To upgrade to a 1TB over a 512GB Hard Drive is bloody expensive +/- RM1700 bucks so I am thinking 500 GB will be enough to be able to play with the computer on the rig and then transfer my pictures to my Mac Pro at home.
    Any comments advice would be much appreciated
    Neil's Photography is at www.neilsphotography.co.uk

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    Re: Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

    In terms of extra space (if you think you will be needing this but always handy for back-ups, I had an SSD fried up in my MacBook), get an external drive. A 2TB drive these days is around 120-150 USD. Performance wise, if speed is a requirement, go for the fastest processor and get as much as possible internal memory available. I am not sure about the latest OS versions but I am still on good old OSX.
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      Re: Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

      Decided to go for the 2.5 GTz and the 512 GB SSD it comes with 16 GB of Ram...........will pick it up at Machines in Mid Vally
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      • #4
        Re: Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

        That will give you some power to work with !
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        • #5
          Re: Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

          If money is no problem, get the totally soup-up version.
          15" MBP is way more powerful than your 11" MBA.

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          • #6
            Re: Which new Mackbook pro Retina should I get

            Originally posted by ndwgolf View Post
            Decided to go for the 2.5 GTz and the 512 GB SSD it comes with 16 GB of Ram...........will pick it up at Machines in Mid Vally
            Good choice, without a doubt. My MBPro 13" Retina has been serving me very well since April last year, and the MBPro 15" Retina, which just arrived a few days ago, is superb to say the least. Congrats!

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            • #7
              13" for more portability, if a lot of video works, get 15"

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              • #8
                if you have enough money, buy 15" macbook pro, its more powerful than r11" and i advice you to buy only licensed soft for photo editing like aurorahdr for mac os only or a gimp for example

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