15" rMBP or 27" imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bakatamaki, May 9, 2014.

  1. bakatamaki macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,


    I been working since January and have saved up aprox $2000 to gift myself a beautiful new com ( Currently using a base 13" mbp). My trouble is which should i get? I use my com for 70% watching show, 20% web browsing 10% of GTA+TF2+minecraft

    option 1 : base 27" imac with ssd
    option 2 : base 15" rmbp

    Has anyone bought one of it but wish you had the others?

    my third option would be 15"rMBP plus a external monitor but this gonna drill a hole in my bank account. LOL . Anybody using the third option and what is the comment so far?
     
  2. 07dodge macrumors member

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    I love my base Retina, and have zero regrets. Well...if I were to do it again I'd get the 512 model, but that's not an issue with the Transcend drive that is available.

    Thanks to this forum, I was convinced the 15" would be better than the 13" I was looking at mainly due to the lower price, but absolutely the 15" was the way to go.

    Any way, I do run into instances where I could use the 27" screen the iMac has, namely school work and when I watch shows it would be nice. The 15" is nice, the 27" is even better.

    Extremely happy with my Retina though.
     
  3. PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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    I'd get the imac. Bigger screen, more real estate, faster.. You'll have an excellent desktop and a fine laptop :)
     
  4. bakatamaki thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that not really the case, I sorta promise my mom to pass her the 13" once i get a new computer.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The Transcend drive upgrade only works on rMBPs with mSATA SSDs (the mid-2012 and early-2013 ones).
     
  6. PatrickVogeli macrumors newbie

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    Well, if you are giving away your rMBP, then it just comes down to wether you need a laptop or not. If you don't need it, the iMac will be better IMHO.
     

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