Hidden Driveways wrote:
I think I would go for the new 2.53 Unibody 15" with the 7200 rpm 500GB drive and 4 GB of RAM.
The 2008 MBP is a good suggestion, but I like the new one... because it's new. The lack of extra ports is a drag, but I think I would just make it work. I would use the internal drive for everything. I would get a 2TB external desktop RAID to backup everything on the main drive, and have an extra 500GB to store more stuff. I would just connect it by USB 2.0 (remember, this is back-ups only).
Having the Expresscard option and another FirwWire port & bus would be great, but they're not availble. The 2008 model is too much like my old PowerBook. I want a new design. I would make the new one work for me.
The issue here is PRICE!!!
i would make a yacht into a recording studio if i could!!
But the guy was concerned with "not having to get the most expensive macbook pro"
That is why i suggested the 2008 MBP.
Cause he could get it much cheaper on ebay..and have a computer that is almost as powerful as the new MBP.
For me...the biggest problem with the new macbook pro...is the screen...i hate glossy...i see my face most everytime anybody puts the light on....not to mention i live in SUNNY FLORIDA!.
i believe you can't get an extra bus yet.tell me if i'm wrong.
And all other reasons are just personal and subjective....i just don't like the new design....dislike the new keyboard.
When the future NEW NEW NEW MBP...comes out....if i see a big bump in CPU power....new HD technology...then i will jump in the wagon. (I'll make sure to move to a less sunny place in order to use the glossy screen...jejeje).
Resuming....if you want good performance...for much less money...i would recommend the 2008 MBP..with a good interface...like motu ultralite/8pre....
If instead....he has a lot of money to invest....then...your way...would be a great way to go.