3.06gHz or 2.4 Mbook Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Logkid92, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Logkid92 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    Hey guys, i'm a student, in grade 11 im wondering which mac would be better, the iMac with the 8800 GS or the iMBookPro with 9600M Gt. I would use them for audio recording, a bit of gaming an d everyday stuff


  2. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    The MacBook Pro in my view will be a better purchase if you need mobility, but if you don't then get the iMac, that way you'll have a powerful machine with a large screen, and when you go to college you'll still have a powerful machine that you can stick in your dorm.
  3. dual64bit macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2004
    Just hang in there a few days if you want to get an iMac. The new ones will most likely come out this week.

    I prefer the MBP, you never know when you want to take your computer with you...
  4. Logkid92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    do the Ghz make a big difference in speed? MBP 2.4 vs. 3.06 imac
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If you're a student do you intend to go to college? If so, the MBP is the way to go (in terms of both of your options).
  6. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    It's the processor speed. Both are dual cores. It depends, 2.4 goes fine, but if you do a lot of multitasking (running many programs at same time) or very heavy programs you will notice the difference but in every day the difference will be measured in nano seconds.

    I have 2.2GHz single core laptop and I can still run Firefox, MSN, Media Player and µTorrent without big lags (and this is a PC and running more than 1 program without lag is a miracle!)

    How much you have money to use? There will be chance that new 17" MacBook Pros will also come out at MW, so if you have money that could be perfect for you!

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