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    I will make this as short as i possibly can. I'm NOT a huge Mac fan, i've been a PC user my entire life and i've used an iMac for my last year of college and was really not a massive fan, but due to my uni course i'm literally forced to get one but i'm going in blind. Here are my needs and i would really really appreciate advice as i'm completely unfamiliar with Macs in terms of what i need (all the techie stuff) My course is Film and TV Production, of which the editing software being used is Final Cut Pro. (so i guess you can see my predicament) 8gb of ram is enough for what i want (i think)

    Editing video and photo (i will be handling large files and condensing them to edit. Needs a clear HD screen as it will be high profile editing)
    General use (browsing, word documents etc.)
    Streaming (i watch a lot of netflix and youtube)
    Casual gaming (so dont need a crazy graphics card)

    The whole space issue isn't a massive deal for me as i just plan on getting an external hard drive (i would rather do that than spend an extra £150 or so for bigger storage)

    Based on this which would be better? Any Media students advice would be really really helpful too as i would like to know which laptops are best to use
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    if you're using software like Final Cut Pro i suggest you buy the pro
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    Pro hands down.

    The Airs are underpowered, don't come with 8GB by default and have a much worse screen.

    I did Digital Media and yes Macs are generally the default choice in these subjects.

    Kind of odd your using Final Cut though. Thought most places had moved on to Premiere Pro since Final Cut X came out.
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    (Original post by Becca sharp)
    I will make this as short as i possibly can. I'm NOT a huge Mac fan, i've been a PC user my entire life and i've used an iMac for my last year of college and was really not a massive fan, but due to my uni course i'm literally forced to get one but i'm going in blind. Here are my needs and i would really really appreciate advice as i'm completely unfamiliar with Macs in terms of what i need (all the techie stuff) My course is Film and TV Production, of which the editing software being used is Final Cut Pro. (so i guess you can see my predicament) 8gb of ram is enough for what i want (i think)

    Editing video and photo (i will be handling large files and condensing them to edit. Needs a clear HD screen as it will be high profile editing)
    General use (browsing, word documents etc.)
    Streaming (i watch a lot of netflix and youtube)
    Casual gaming (so dont need a crazy graphics card)

    The whole space issue isn't a massive deal for me as i just plan on getting an external hard drive (i would rather do that than spend an extra £150 or so for bigger storage)

    Based on this which would be better? Any Media students advice would be really really helpful too as i would like to know which laptops are best to use
    Based on your needs.........the Pro Retina.
    Gaming, depends on the games and which Mac.
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    (Original post by Becca sharp)
    I will make this as short as i possibly can. I'm NOT a huge Mac fan, i've been a PC user my entire life and i've used an iMac for my last year of college and was really not a massive fan, but due to my uni course i'm literally forced to get one but i'm going in blind. Here are my needs and i would really really appreciate advice as i'm completely unfamiliar with Macs in terms of what i need (all the techie stuff) My course is Film and TV Production, of which the editing software being used is Final Cut Pro. (so i guess you can see my predicament) 8gb of ram is enough for what i want (i think)

    Editing video and photo (i will be handling large files and condensing them to edit. Needs a clear HD screen as it will be high profile editing)
    General use (browsing, word documents etc.)
    Streaming (i watch a lot of netflix and youtube)
    Casual gaming (so dont need a crazy graphics card)

    The whole space issue isn't a massive deal for me as i just plan on getting an external hard drive (i would rather do that than spend an extra £150 or so for bigger storage)

    Based on this which would be better? Any Media students advice would be really really helpful too as i would like to know which laptops are best to use
    Hi Becca

    I am currently studying TV production at Bournemouth University and I know a lot of people have got Macs on my course and most of us have the pro, so I would suggest buying that one

    Don't worry I felt the same before I got a Mac as I was always a Windows girl! But you soon get use to it.. I now prefer Macs!

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    MacBook Pro comes with Retina display which gives high screen resolution and eye candy
 
 
 
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