Another rMBP vs iMac thread.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NbinHD, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    Simple. Uses:
    School work - Parallels (Windows 8 for booting) and Microsoft office, but may start using pages.
    YouTube.
    General browsing.
    Computer:
    Baseline 13'' Retina MBP (i5, 4gb, 128gb ssd).
    Or a baseline 21.5 iMac (i5, 8gb, 500gb HDD).

    I currently have a MBP 13'', that i recently sold and found with parallels and say a youtube video playing at the same time, when booting parallels it would freeze up and take a while to load, so more ram would be good. But the ssd and retina screen is so tempting. What do you guys think is a better option?
     
  2. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone? Should i get the 8gb upgrade on the RMBP? But is out of my price range TBH.
     
  3. webcity macrumors member

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    It really boils down to do you need portability? Will you be using the computer mainly at a desk? These two questions will answer your question.

    In question of the ram, if you go for the MBPr, I would definitely go with the 8GB upgrade as you can't upgrade it afterwards.
     
  4. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    rmbp if you want a laptop

    iMac if you want a desktop
     
  5. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, i forgot to add to the OP. No, i dont need the portibility, so i guess its the imac. I just cant help not thinking about the ssd.
     
  6. webcity macrumors member

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    If you can't afford an ssd in the iMac, take a look at the fusion drives, there are almost as good.
     

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