Macbook Pro CD vs imac C2D

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tim2006, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    I was considering selling my MBP for a new iMac. The reason is I don't really need the portability any more and the imac (20inch) has a bigger screen. The alternative is to get an external display for the MBP and keep it
     
  2. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    What are the specs of the MBP and the iMac in question. If you don't need the portability like you said you could probably get a much faster machine in the iMac. But if you still want that portability factor then you could keep the MBP with an external.
     
  3. djpl macrumors member

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    I have a 15" MBP and 20-inch Cinema Display with bluetooth keyboard and mouse. For me it's the perfect solution because when I'm home it works and feels like a desktop, yet I can still take my computer with me when I need to. I'd say pick up a display and keep your machine.
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Although I have a C2D iMac and a CD MacBook, I am of the opinion that if you are only going to have *one* Mac, then it should be a MacBook Pro plus an external display, because that gets you close to desktop power while still having mobility.
     
  5. Dawei macrumors newbie

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    As I await for my MBP, before I ordered my MBP I also thought about either getting iMac or else the same scenario here with the MBP and a external display. From the spec on the Apple page, which I check everyday :p the MBP and the iMac has pretty much the same spec. Besides the iMac having a larger hard drive stock they are pretty much identical in spec. They both have a intel c2d 2.16/2.33, both have ATI X1600 video. I am though comparing the 20" iMac and the combination of the 15" so it might be a little skewed in comparison.
     

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