Is the Mac Book Pro 15 inch Retina worth it?

mamamia13

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Would it be a good choice for a video editor on the go using Final Cut Pro X as there is no other similarly speced portable option, only 12 pound gaming bricks. Also, would it be a good idea to use the program parallel and run windows and OSX on it? Or is OSX good enough?
 

Puvvada Vedavyas

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worth of Mac Book Pro 15 inch Retina $1,999.00
Resolution 2880 x 1800
Installed Size 16 GB
Weight 4.5lbs
Graphics Processor intel Iris Pro Graphics
CPU intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz
 

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OS X should be good enough. Unless you are planning on running something that requires Windows then you don't need to install it. I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro and use Adobe products and it is fine for editing. If I ever decide to try Final Cut I'm sure it will run fine. I can't comment on the Retina display as I have never used a Mac with it.
 

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I own both a macbook pro retina 15inch(late 2013,intel i7 4850hq with gt 750m 2gb gdr5) as well as a decent gaming rig(i7 2600k, gtx 770 4gb each 2 way sli). And i would like to say that retina macbooks are worth. But again u can't game on them, as they are not meant to be toys, for example when i fired up mass effect 2 on my mac, the cpu temp reached an astonishing 91c(celcius) mark, which is not good for a laptop i guess. But for work it is worth every penny and i highly recommend macs for studying and doing everything else excluding gaming.

About 15 inch and 13inch, i can't tell you which would be suited to your need, but 15 inch packs more power as well as can display more pixels on screen making it a bit more beautiful. Macs are extremely lightweight so i guess 15 inch won't give u much headache. I would suggest go for 15 inch if u r not an international celebrity who has to travel a lot. But again choice is yours.
 
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