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Discussion in 'Bar' started by Drummerrrrr?, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Drummerrrrr?

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    So I'm upgrading to a new MacBook Pro. Only thing I'm stuck on is whether to get a 13" with an i7 dual core processor @ 2.8ghz or the 15" with an i7 quad core @ 2.2ghz. I'll be running Pro Tools 10, Reaper, SSD4, Superior Drummer .etc which I have no doubt both will run easily though I'm trying to figure out whether I'll benefit from the quad core in the future and whether the extra cores will even be properly utilised. Thoughts?
     
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    I have the 2.8GHz dual core in my Macbook and to be honest I do wish I had the quad-core at times, usually it's not a problem only having two cores though. I personally would go with the 15inch quad-core.
     
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    13" screen is to small if your doing stuff without an external screen hooked up to it. I would def go with the 15"
     
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    I went with the quad i7. My sister has the dual i5 13". I upgraded to 8gb ram and 7200rpm drive. kicks ass.
     
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    Don't forget how small and restricting the 13 inch screen is.
     
  6. JeffTD

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    Wait 3-5 months. They're entirely redesigning the MBP's on the next update.
     
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    Yeah but generally first releases tend to be buggy. The current ones are pretty sweet. I suspect the refresh will completely eliminate the optical drive.
     
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    It probably will, but if you wait for them to be released you can get the one you planned on ordering for 75% the cost in the refurbished section.
     
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    Still keen to get one of the current gen Macs at the moment. Is Pro Tools optimized for quad core processors yet? And is the 2.2ghz quad particularly better than the dual core?
     

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