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  • Thu, Nov 27 2008 12:47 PM

    Macbook Pro to buy or not to buy

    Hi guys I have been editing on a PC with Avid all my life but would really like to convert to mac as I would like to learn FCP.  So I have found Mac that someone is selling having bought it in September this year for a project they were working on but no longer need it.

    Before going ahead I was wondering if you guys could give me your thought:

    Its a Macbook Pro 17" HD 2.33 GHZ Intelcore 2DUO / Memory 2GB 667 MHZ DDR@ SDRAM / Graphics card is a ATI Radeon x 1600 chipset ATY Radeon x 1600.

    My big quetion is "Will I be able to run Pro HD and MC on here and is this the right GFX card for AVID"

    Thanks for your advice guys.

    Cheer Bauke


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    • hbrock
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    Re: Macbook Pro to buy or not to buy


    Any standard Apple supplied display card that has 128 MB of VRAM and supports Core Image and Quartz Extreme will work with Avid.  

    If you want to run Xpress Pro you'll need to use Tiger (OSX 10.4.x) rather than Leopard (OSX 10.5.x).  Older MacBook Pros (like this one) will work while newer ones that didn't originally ship with Tiger won't.

    MacPro, MacBook Pro and a Cube (masquerading as a kleenex dispenser). [view my complete system specs]

    Must think of something clever to go here...

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