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IowaMan
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join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA
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MacBook Pro 2012 Help NON-RETNA and NO SSD

Hi, I'm going to purchase my first MacBook Pro.
I'm looking at keeping this for the next 5 years at least. My budget is around $2,700.

I have decided on the following
2.7 Ghz i7
1680x1050 Glossy High Resolution
8GB RAM
Now, the problem, 7200 rpm HD at 750 or the 1TB drive at 5400 RPM
From what I have read people are saying that the 7200rpm at 750 is better then the 5400rpm especially when I plan to use Final cut X, VMware Fusion and run the software Pro-Presenter 5.1 for our Sunday services.
Agree? I am a tech assistant for a medium sized church so I need a computer that is fast and can handle all editing and space requirements I might need

I have read the following sites
»www.tomshardware.com/forum/25585···formance

»www.tomshardware.com/reviews/not···0-7.html

The interesting this to see is here

»eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0J22413/ vs »eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST9750420AS/ finally
»eshop.macsales.com/item/Western%···500BPKT/

I also came across this
»forums.macrumors.com/showthread.···=1526261

Thank you ALL very much for helping and advice



skeechan
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Already asked and answered.

»1TB 5400 rpm vs 7200rpm 750 2012 MacBook Pro



IowaMan
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join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA

Opps my bad. OK, What about if I don't want to mess with anything or change from the default options on the AppleStore choice of those two HD's only?



BellBoy
Steven Paul Jobs 1955-2011
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join:2001-02-20
Los Angeles, CA
reply to IowaMan

Buy the previous version of the MBP--the one with the DVD drive that's still available in the store. Use the drive or don't, but later you can replace the optical drive with a SSD or two (and also the HDD in time).

That will probably get you more longevity.
--
"When the day comes that anyone can bend our country's laws and lawmakers to serve selfish, competitive ends, that day democratic government dies." -- Preston Tucker, June 1948



rjackal
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join:2002-07-09
Plymouth, MI
reply to IowaMan

Always get the fastest hard drive you can afford. Today's computers are I/O speed constrained. That was the reasoning behind the original SSD recommendation. If you don't want the SSD today, at least give yourself the option in the future, like Bellboy says, and get the 7200 RPM HDD today.

5 years is a long time to own a laptop.



skeechan
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Deja vu