Hello all, I am looking for some specific advice on selecting a new MacBook Pro.
My 4 year old Macbook Pro (2.16GHZ) and 4GB RAM struggles with processing my P45+ files. With only 120GB HD I have to strip files off on a regular basis. It manages, but realistically I need a new model for when I am away on shoots which typically are a week or two long.
Main processing is done on a Mac Pro (3 yrs old) with 14GB RAM and this is ok.
Am looking at the 17in model with Anti-Glare monitor. I am not looking to have SSD. So I'm unsure as to whether the 2.3GHZ upgrade is worth having and also which HD option [email protected] or [email protected] is best. I take a La Cie backup drive with me and both are significantly more than I am used to. Would look to up the RAM from a 3rd party source instead of Apple.
Am aware that if I delay timing and buy after release of Lion (OSX 10.7) then there might well be software compatibility issues. I need it to work primarily with C1Pro, but also LR3 and CS4, and am not in the slightest bothered about Apple's new gadgets, I don't ever use Spaces etc I don't print from the Laptop, but got fingers burned with Tiger, so wouldn't be an early Tiger adaptor for the Mac Pro.
I don't envisage going IQ180 (or the next big thing) for the foreseeable future unless a major lottery win occurs!
I'd be grateful if you could explain your rationale for making recommendations.