A Dilemma - iMac Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by seancfuller, May 6, 2011.

  1. seancfuller macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I am sure that this has been answered before, but with the new iMac's released I am in a need of some clear advice. I have a 3 year old white macbook, which I have used to death, upgraded the HDD and Ram and loved it (it was my first Mac. I am now down to my last 15GB of HDD and am thinking now is the time to upgrade...

    So the issue is iMac or Macbook Pro? I love the portability of the Macbook Pro but I have an iPad 2 which I can take out with me for email, pictures etc. My idea was to go for a baseline iMac which can then be my central hub. In time I can then consider buying a new laptop (possibly an Air) and use the iMac in the future as a secondary screen?

    What would people do? Will the new iMac with Thunderbolt allow it to be a secondary screen (I appreciate the Air hasnt got Thunderbolt yet but all in good time..)?

    I will use it for video, photos and storing all my libraries on?

    Let me know your thoughts!

    Cheers,

    Sean
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    The new iMacs can power external displays but can't be used as screens themselves. Apple took away that feature in this revision.
     
  3. stellardream macrumors member

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    New iMac can be used as a target display if another device supports Thunderbolt. It's been confirmed by Apple.
     
  4. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Only 27" can support Target Display, not the 21.5" right?

    OP, I opened a thread yesterday and we have the same situation almost! I purchased a MBP last night but might buy an iMac just to have at home for heavy tasks (little kids gaming and my gaming haha)
     

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