[quote="videolab"]The best mac to run final cut pro on is the one that you can afford.

Hi I’m not too converse on computers and I hope you can clarify a bit for me. I am currently a University student whose just started digital video classes. My budget is kinda tight so I need to watch my spending. I hope one of the following (or all so that I may have a choice πŸ™‚ will run Final Cut Pro smoothly. Should I add any particular upgrades to my iMac or Mac book purchase?

Also, would I need to purchase an additional plug in hard drive to save my video footage on so as not to bog down the hard drive on my Mac? If so, can I pick up any kind or does it have to be Mac specific?

Thank you so much for your advice!

Could I run Final Cut Pro on a Mac Book with these specs:

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
80GB hard drive1
Combo drive


The Mac book with these specs:

2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
120GB hard drive1
Double-layer SuperDrive

Or the iMac with these specs:

2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
250GB hard drive1
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory

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