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Bob Sims
New Macbook Pro advice
on Feb 13, 2019 at 1:54:47 pm

Hi Folks.

Looking for advice on specs for a new Macbook Pro (processor, RAM, hard drive size, graphics card, etc.).

Main uses:

Lots of Photoshop
A fair amount of FCP
Some After Effects
Some audio editing, using various programs

(And there will be some simultaneous use of programs.)

None of the above has to be super-pro, since it's all still on a hobby level, although I'm soon planning to start delving into photo/video work as a side business.

Advice I've gotten so far:

1. Don't worry about hard drive size, since you can just work off an external one, at roughly the same speed
2. Unless you have to get things rendered quickly, don't worry about processor upgrade
3. Upgrade RAM whenever possible
4. Get a graphics card upgrade

One person said "Always go for the best you can afford in all areas (processor, RAM, etc.)."
Someone else disagreed, saying "Unless you have money to burn (I don't), the basic Macbook Pro is fine."

Thank you.

Rob


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