Laptop-based home computing set-up?

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
ARB1
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Re: Laptop-based home computing set-up?

Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I'm looking to buy a new laptop to handle these D800 files and was looking at this Mac.

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Quad-core Intel Core i7 2.3GHz

8GB RAM

256GB Solid State Drive

Intel HD Graphics 4000

1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

OS X Mountain Lion (MC975LL/A)

Question, with the specs above will I be okay to handle these large files?  I'll be using an external drive for storage so I don't need internal storage for the actual photos.

I've been trying to decide between a Mac and a PC, still not sure, but Mac have become the majority at work so I'm thinking I may need to jump on board.  The only problem is that my financials at work are all done on a PC and it's been interesting trying to work between a Mac and a PC with financials.

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