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Old 28-10-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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New MacBooks and Recommendations

Hi...

New MacBook Pros were released hours ago...
If u c the price point, quite high...
Maxed out 15 inch is already $4000+

I need a new laptop for video editing purposes... Mainly using Premiere Pro. Will sometimes use FCPX for faster, simpler editing.

The 15 inch is 1.8kg while the 13 is 1.4kg.
The 15 inch spots an AMD GPU, up to 4GB GDDR5.

I heard the AMD GPU dun work well with Premiere Pro. Is that true?
So, for me, which mac should pick...?
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Old 28-10-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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It listed for $3948 on their website for the max out 15 inch version. Still thinking wanna upgrade or not.
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Old 28-10-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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How do we use F1-F12 key with the new touch strip?
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Old 28-10-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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How do we use F1-F12 key with the new touch strip?
Press the fn key
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Old 28-10-2016, 08:46 AM   #5
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It listed for $3948 on their website for the max out 15 inch version. Still thinking wanna upgrade or not.
That's not the max out model. That's only the 2nd better base model. If you try to max out the specs, it will be more than 5k.
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:11 AM   #6
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the old mbp also increase price?
last time 2688 now 2788 ?
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:31 AM   #7
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the old mbp also increase price?
last time 2688 now 2788 ?
The way I read is the $2788 is the new base model with 2 thunderbolt ports, but without the touch bar.
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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The way I read is the $2788 is the new base model with 2 thunderbolt ports, but without the touch bar.
The new model without Touch Bar and 2 ThunderPort 3 is only available for 13" which starts at $2188.

He is referring to the 2015 15" MacBook which was starting at $2688. Now apple has increase it to $2788.
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Old 28-10-2016, 10:12 AM   #9
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for $4k, might as well go for the highest spec standard iMac 27"
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Old 28-10-2016, 10:27 AM   #10
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wonder if i should get the 2.9GHz Processor ,512 GB Storage and upgrade to 16GB Ram.

my mac mini (late 2012) 2.3GHz intel Core i7 with SSD is connected to living room TV due to no study room.

mainly surfing, video , editing of photos.
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Old 28-10-2016, 11:40 AM   #11
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It seems like the new MBP is targetted more for working professionals or those who really needs it.

Still rmb the times that Macbooks was only for art/media/video students. Then it became a mainstream laptop and now Apple is differentiating it between Macbook and Macbook Pro
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Old 28-10-2016, 11:48 AM   #12
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wonder if i should get the 2.9GHz Processor ,512 GB Storage and upgrade to 16GB Ram.

my mac mini (late 2012) 2.3GHz intel Core i7 with SSD is connected to living room TV due to no study room.

mainly surfing, video , editing of photos.
I considered the same option as you, but then the base 15" model with storage upgraded to 512gb is only a bit more... still thinking about it.
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Old 28-10-2016, 03:58 PM   #13
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anyone knows if more RAM speed up the process or not? e.g. last time I bought iMac with 12GB but the speed still so so .... will it be like android regardless of how many ram also the same ....
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Old 28-10-2016, 05:39 PM   #14
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I was thinking to get the 15 inch for my school projects... Taking diploma and requires a lot editing of videos and photos as thats my major.
Price is on the high side...
Which is perfect??
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Need something portable tho...

for $4k, might as well go for the highest spec standard iMac 27"
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