Get a 13" 2.0ghz C2D MB or a 17" 2.0ghz C2D iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macdude2, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. macdude2 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    Could anyone assist me here? I'm looking at purchasing either one of these models. Do any of you have a preference one over the other? I'd really like to be able to take it with me, but if the iMac is alot better I can sacrafice that.
  2. whawhat macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    i think you answered your own question. if you want to take it with you, get the macbook and get a external 20" monitor on the cheap for when your at home.
  3. macdude2 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    That might work well in theory but I only am looking to purchase either items, no screen or anything. Thats all that I can afford right now.

    With that being said, would you still say the same thing?
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Performance should be comparable, if not the same. I agree - get a MB, and an external monitor, if needed.
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Not really. The MB has a laptop hard drive, and more importantly, integrated graphics. If you're looking to do things like play games or work with video, the iMac would be a much better choice. If those things aren't important to you, then I agree with the suggestion to get a MB.

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