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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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What should I buy?

I have two option, forget about portability and the storage, those are not an issue for me.

1 Macbook pro retina 13" standard-1699$
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2 iMac 21.5" 2.9 ghz i5, 1Tfusion drive, Geforce 650M-1750$
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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I have two option, forget about portability and the storage, those are not an issue for me.

1 Macbook pro retina 13" standard-1699$
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2 iMac 21.5" 2.9 ghz i5, 1Tfusion drive, Geforce 650M-1750$
iMac. I have an iBook G4 and the 12" screen gets tiring after a while just like the 13" rMBP screen would. It's always a joy coming back to my 20" iMa screen.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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I have two option, forget about portability and the storage, those are not an issue for me.

1 Macbook pro retina 13" standard-1699$
or
2 iMac 21.5" 2.9 ghz i5, 1Tfusion drive, Geforce 650M-1750$
What will you use it for?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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If portability is not an issue, always go with a desktop system. Better ergonomics and performance/cost.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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I have two option, forget about portability and the storage, those are not an issue for me.

1 Macbook pro retina 13" standard-1699$
or
2 iMac 21.5" 2.9 ghz i5, 1Tfusion drive, Geforce 650M-1750$
iMac for sure. The 13" rMBP doesn't have a dedicated GPU (graphics) as the iMac does. This will make a huge difference in any video rendering or applications (such as video games or video editing). The screen is obviously way bigger, too (more screen real estate).
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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i think beside day by day use, probably ill do something games too, but not top system req games.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Yeah go for the iMac. I'm very curious to get feedback about that fusion drive technology and how users like the thinner profile.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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Can i use the iMac screen for a macbook air?
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