1. Michael Clyma's Avatar
    My daughter is to study A level moving image at college, they use final cut pro x. She would like a macbook pro, for editing and making small movies , probably up to about 45 mins. As a computer novice, would a 8gb storage 256 ssd be adequate, speed/storage wise or should i go 16gb 512 ssd, any advice would be appreciated, as the price difference is,considerable. I have an external hard drive, if it got a bit full
    05-13-2014 06:20 AM
  2. mikeo007's Avatar
    Buy what is most affordable for you. The 8GB/256GB model is sufficient for what your daughter will be doing, although she will probably need an external hard drive as well. The 16GB/512GB model will be a bit better, but both are perfectly suited for video editing.

    The one thing to remember is that it's probably not possible to upgrade these things for a reasonable price in the future.
    05-13-2014 08:57 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Adding on to the good advice from mikeo007, looks like the 16GB/512GB version has additional graphics capabilities. This should help for the rendering and processing work during video and image editing. That coupled with more RAM should translate into less time required to complete processing jobs. Apple - Mac - Compare Mac notebooks
    05-13-2014 09:20 PM

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