Macbook Vs iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by caffeeneaddict, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. caffeeneaddict macrumors regular

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    i am currently saving up to buy a macbook but i have concern over the graphics of the machine and I'm wondering if an iMac would be better thanks for the help
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    do you need portability or not. that should be the deciding factor
     
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Yes, do you nede portabiliy, also what do you use a computer for?

    Things like mail, pages, work, keynote, safari, iphoto, imovie etc do not need dedicated graphics ram. If you do gaming, aperture, 3d work etc than the imac would probably be preferable.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    You will find, as I did, that you need both.

    Just be sure to get your iMac sized at 2'.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha need? why not a macpro and a mbp?

    since most people cant afford 2 new computers at once, id get an imac if you dont need portability or a macbook if you do. the macbook can play games but yea not all of them.

    i personally think the macbook is adequate for me as i dont game therefore making it just as effective as an imac in pretty much all cases i come across
     
  6. caffeeneaddict thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes portability is a necessity for me so macbook sounds like the one for me but i do game often so should i go MBP?
     
  7. Mattydj macrumors regular

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    if you can afford i recommend a macbook pro over macbook for gaming.
    Macbooks have integrated intel graphics (not too good) where the macbook pros have ATI Radeon video cards to what i remember
     
  8. baseballman1243 macrumors member

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    I guess if you want a more powerful machine for what you want to use it for.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    in that case yes
     
  10. yumyum001 macrumors newbie

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    by all means you should, the dedicated video card on Macbook Pro makes a big difference when you game in 3D
     

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