rMBP (15") or iMac (27")

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GunZi, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. GunZi
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    macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2012
    which one is best for a student? i mostly use the iPad in school, but my laptop at home. i want to switch to mac but i dont know which to get rMBP (15") or iMac (27"). for me the rMBP is more expensive because of taxes.

    what are your thoughts? i'll be selling my old laptop for a decent price.
  2. Chupa Chupa
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    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    What kind of school? Or where are you at in life? If you are transient like most students then a 27" anything will be a big boat anchor. It's for a person who will be in a place for a while. If that's you then I'd go with the rMBP. Great machine, easy to move.
  3. rpramanik
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    macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    San Francisco, USA
    What are you studying

    Graphic design, or writing... Think screen space for your activities.
  4. iMikeT
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    macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006

    Notebooks are not more expensive just because of taxes, they are simply more expensive, period.

    Do you need power or a lot more power? Do you need to be mobile or will you work in a set location? How much screen real estate do you need, a lot or a hell of a lot more?
  5. pukingpixels
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    macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Should be quite easy to answer by yourself.

    Do you need the mobility - go for the rMBP. If not - go for the iMac.

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