Mac pro vs. MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rusbrmasas, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. rusbrmasas

    rusbrmasas New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    I am in the market for a new Mac (and am waiting to see what Macworld 2008 has to offer).

    I am kind of stuck between the top of line 15" MacBook Pro and the base configuration for a Mac Pro (both of which run for $2799 CAN).

    I am currently using a 12" Powerbook G4 that is about 3 years old, and part of me likes the option of being able to take my machine with me when I am on the go. However, I just purchased an iPod Touch, which allows me to do many of the things I would do on my laptop when I on the go (listen to music, watch movies, read articles via Google Reader, check my email).

    I like the expandability of a Mac Pro but also like having the portability of a laptop. Also, I should mention that I am a MSc student in Computer Graphics, so graphics performance is a big factor for me when purchasing a new system.

    Wondering what your thoughts on the situation are?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    53,749
    Likes Received:
    8
    after owning a powerbook and realizing i dont use it as a laptop all that often id buy a mac pro the second time around.

    especially if you already have a laptop that will get things done
     
  3. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    925
    My biggest problem with the MBP is RAM. CPU and video wise it's plenty serious enough for most tasks but 4GB would strangle a lot of my work :( Not to say you can't get a lot done with 4 but I page on my Mac Pro and G5 with 8GB sometimes. Doing animation and such at HD+ resolution is a killer. Just something to consider, depending on your app. of choice.
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Mac Pro - so many options for expansion. It will last much much longer. :bigok:
     
  5. DouggieJ

    DouggieJ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York, NY USA
    Unless you absolutely need a notebook and don't want two systems, I'd go with the Mac Pro. It's much more expandable. You can even replace the processors after the price of faster 8 core ones go down (although that's not sanctioned by Apple).
     
  6. BIGsteev

    BIGsteev New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Definitely go with the Mac Pro if you can. If you don't really need the mobility of a laptop, or if you already have a laptop, Mac Pro is the better option. It's much more expandable, and definitely more powerful.
     

Share This Page