An iMac or Mac Pro for certain tasks. Which one?!

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  1. n00bie13 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm about to buy a Mac. Either the MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 250GB, 2GB RAM, 9400M or 9600M-GT(256MB VRAM), the iMac (2.93GHz 4GB RAM, 640GB (nVidia GT120 (256MB VRAM)) or the Mac Pro ((Lowest End) 2.66GHz Quad Core, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB, nVidia GT120 (512MB VRAM)).

    Which one do you guys think I should buy, if I was to do these tasks at the same time:
    Mail
    Rendering 720p Video in iMovie
    Twhirl
    Safari
    iTunes
    Possibly ScreenFlow
    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:???:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Thanks!
    (PS: I'm leaning towards the iMac, since it's good price, and it's got the most RAM, CPU
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    The iMac would be fine.
     
  3. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, the iMac will handle everything without sweating.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Good rule of thumb: If you have to ask, it's never the Mac Pro.
     
  5. Shawny D macrumors member

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    iMac will be plenty fast. Save and invest the extra money.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't compare the MacBook Pro with the desktops, because the desktops are portable and you can't really expect a laptop to get the same performance as a desktop at the same price points.

    Well put.
     
  7. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

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    The iMac would be fine, in fact a Mini would probably pull it off with room to spare :) .
     
  8. imnew2hu macrumors newbie

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    consider the choices by looking at it another way,

    will the pc or the mac preform the longest and the best for money spent.
    I have owned to many machines to count and my macbook seems to be outlasting them all, so much so I bought an older Ibook for my wife to do her email web browsing and spreadsheets on it instead of her current faster yea right pc.

    I know I know you can spend less money on a pc with what seems like more bells and whistles, but in the end I have found buying apple you are buying quality and it should outlast most pc's.

    well just my 2 cents worth good luck.
     
  9. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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