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macbook pro for photographie?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello
my wife is a photographer and she wants to renew the laptop because the one she has is very old and does not give much more, it is a macbook pro of 2013 i5 4 gb ram

we had thought about buying the new macbook pro

Specifications:
Intel Core i7 six-core 2.2 GHz eighth generation (Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz)
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Radeon Pro 555X with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory
16 GB of DDR4 memory at 2,400 MHz
256 GB of SSD storage

for photo editing, how would that go? and how many years can it last? since they are 2800 euros ...


Thank you

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If you want a MacBook Pro, get a 13" with a dual or quad or one of the lower 15" if you need the bigger screen. Photoshop and such don't really use many cores, just want a few faster ones. The i7 in that MacBook has trouble hitting its boost when under load, tends to overheat a lot so you're not really getting a clock advantage. 


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My 2014 MacBook Pro 15” is still running great. I would recommend going with Apple since they use really good screens in their laptops. They have really good contrast, brightness, and color accuracy.

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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

If you want a MacBook Pro, get a 13" with a dual or quad or one of the lower 15" if you need the bigger screen. Photoshop and such don't really use many cores, just want a few faster ones. The i7 in that MacBook has trouble hitting its boost when under load, tends to overheat a lot so you're not really getting a clock advantage. 

The throttling is for stress tests and video rendering. I doubt it would throttle photo editing. The 15” comes with a six core cpu and a gpu.

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Just now, Sorenson said:

The 15” comes with a six core cpu and a gpu.

That's.... that's what he said... that's what I said... that's what the spec sheet I'm familiar with says... I know that. 

 

Just now, Sorenson said:

The over heating is for stress tests and video rendering. 

True, still not going to help much in anything that doesn't use all the cores. An i5 or quad core i7 with less heat output and a much lower price is still much better for this use case. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

Spoiler

CPU: 5820K at 4.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 250GB 960 Evo, 500Gb WD Blue M.2 (on a PCIe riser card), 2x 2TB Barracuda HDD, one 2TB Barracuda Compute soon to be added
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

X58 rig: 

Spoiler

CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: EVGA 1660 Ti XC Ultra 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: not running rn

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Another_Blood said:

Hello
my wife is a photographer and she wants to renew the laptop because the one she has is very old and does not give much more, it is a macbook pro of 2013 i5 4 gb ram

we had thought about buying the new macbook pro

Specifications:
Intel Core i7 six-core 2.2 GHz eighth generation (Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz)
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Radeon Pro 555X with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory
16 GB of DDR4 memory at 2,400 MHz
256 GB of SSD storage

for photo editing, how would that go? and how many years can it last? since they are 2800 euros ...


Thank you

The real hold up you have ATM is the ram, and lack of an SSD.

 

More Ram and a SSD for the raw cache is gonna bring you a long way in Lightroom

 

You could probably step down on the cpu


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some hate to hear this

 

but i'm going to say it

 

hackingtosh

 

look at the matebook for example, better specs for less money


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36 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

If you want a MacBook Pro, get a 13" with a dual or quad or one of the lower 15" if you need the bigger screen. Photoshop and such don't really use many cores, just want a few faster ones. The i7 in that MacBook has trouble hitting its boost when under load, tends to overheat a lot so you're not really getting a clock advantage. 

 

36 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

My 2014 MacBook Pro 15” is still running great. I would recommend going with Apple since they use really good screens in their laptops. They have really good contrast, brightness, and color accuracy.

 

30 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

The real hold up you have ATM is the ram, and lack of an SSD.

 

More Ram and a SSD for the raw cache is gonna bring you a long way in Lightroom

 

You could probably step down on the cpu

thanks for answering

So this laptop in question is bad? Is that going bad?

What macbook pro model would you recommend?
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4 hours ago, Another_Blood said:

 

 


thanks for answering

So this laptop in question is bad? Is that going bad?

What macbook pro model would you recommend?

I reccomend perhaps getting an older one, perhaps a mid 2015 i7 16gb ram macbook with an ssd (iirc they had either 256 or 500gb) it should be plenty. 

They are cheaper but very much still worth their money.


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2 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

I reccomend perhaps getting an older one, perhaps a mid 2015 i7 16gb ram macbook with an ssd (iirc they had either 256 or 500gb) it should be plenty. 

They are cheaper but very much still worth their money.

^^^ mid-2015s are the best built too IMO, and they have better keyboards, still an excellent trackpad, amazing screen, actual ports vs #donglelife, have temp issues as all Macs do, but not as bad as the newest ones. I used to work on a 2015 15", amazing machine, my ex-boss still uses it for video/photo editing and such. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

Spoiler

CPU: 5820K at 4.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 250GB 960 Evo, 500Gb WD Blue M.2 (on a PCIe riser card), 2x 2TB Barracuda HDD, one 2TB Barracuda Compute soon to be added
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

X58 rig: 

Spoiler

CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: EVGA 1660 Ti XC Ultra 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: not running rn

 

 

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9 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

some hate to hear this

 

but i'm going to say it

 

hackingtosh

 

look at the matebook for example, better specs for less money

People with a job won't have the time to find drivers and MacOS installation, let alone fixing drivers for hackintosh

9 hours ago, Another_Blood said:

Hello
my wife is a photographer and she wants to renew the laptop because the one she has is very old and does not give much more, it is a macbook pro of 2013 i5 4 gb ram

we had thought about buying the new macbook pro


Thank you

For photo editing only, you wouldn't really need discrete GPU. All you need is a good CPU, 16GB ram, some SSD and a good display

I'd get the 13 inch with a core i5, 16GB of ram and 512GB SSD, this should set you back about 2200 euro. The 13 is easier to carry than the 15, not thermal throttle as much as the 15, a bit longer battery life and quad-core should be fine to handle RAWs.  

 

If you have spare change, spend it on a Thunderbolt 3 SSD, an inexpensive dongle, those will help with your workflow


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9 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

hackingtosh

Not really a viable option for everyday use and the less tech savvy. 


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What kind of photo editing are we talking about? Lightroom? Photoshop? 

 

If the editing is moderately intense, a base model 15" with whatever storage capacity she wants will work great. 


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2 hours ago, DrMacintosh said:

Not really a viable option for everyday use and the less tech savvy. 

it's just stable, you just need to never update it


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Laptop: Acer TravelMate 8573t

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On 5/20/2019 at 12:37 PM, Another_Blood said:

 

 

In regards to what I said earlier, used high end mid 2015 macbook pros are 1500$ cad (1000 euros) 
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-portables/ville-de-montreal/macbook-pro-15-inch-mid-2015-i7-16gb-256gb/1435573071?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Very capable and much less expensive.


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On 5/20/2019 at 5:37 PM, Another_Blood said:

 

 


thanks for answering

So this laptop in question is bad? Is that going bad?

What macbook pro model would you recommend?

I feel you could get better for a much lesser price than you would pay for a MacBook pro. The butterfly switches will get you if you plan on using this for more than a year. I recommend maybe a Razer blade pro 15" rtx 2070 with 4k screen or if you need less you power go for the gtx 1070 4K model. If she really just needs not too much xpu power she should get the Razer blade stealth 4k model and serial slim epgu. Or go for the almighty dell XPS 15. If course is what she needs then a MacBook pro will get you frustrated with how it throttles

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