View Full Version : Mac book pro for running Maya

06-22-2006, 03:09 AM
Hai all,

I planning to buy a notebook for mainly running Maya and Digital fusion. I looked at Dell M90 which has a Nvidia Quadro Graphics card, which is good for running maya. Also, after Mac introduced Boot Camp and as i can run Windows and Mac on the same machine, i thought i can go in for Mac book pro. Here are the specifications:

17-inch MacBook Pro:
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2MB on chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 processor speed
1GB (single SODIMM) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory
One FireWire 400 & 800 port
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor, dual link DVI support, 256MB of GDDR3.
120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
(DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Maximum write: 8x DVD-R

Have anybody tested running Maya with above specified Mac book pro. As Maya needs a good graphics card support, i am worried wheather "ATI Mobility Radeon X1600" will be good to run Maya.

Please help me to decide.


06-30-2006, 03:40 AM
yea, I would like to know too.

07-31-2006, 01:35 PM
same, and maybe thoughts on the m90 vs the pro

07-31-2006, 02:11 PM
I've said this before but if you can get your hands on samsung notebook, try to get R65 or P50.
Its almost identical specs as macbook pro. Except both of the models i listed use Geforece instead of ATI.

If you made your mind on macbook pro...use the search button. I think there was a exact thread like this. You should be able to find your answer

07-31-2006, 02:26 PM
yea i searched and i think max convinced me to go with the 17 in macbook pro

07-31-2006, 02:43 PM
try this thread:


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