Buy iMac27-512 or base 15 non retinaMBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by blake.bang, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. blake.bang macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I have a very peculiar problem. I am currently on my maxed-out (from back then) Unibody Macbook and have decided on an upgrade to a quad core.

    I currently have to purchase a new battery for the Uni, a new pair of speakers 'cause these are blown, a fan cause this one goes up and down without notice, so I will do all this within a span of three to four months as the components are shipped and I install them. I will be using the Unibody asan MBA. I have currently installed 8Gigs of RAM and am in the process of acquiring a Crucial M4 SSD.

    The issue is that, right now, and up until the next three years (or 4), I'm in India, and I need a home computer which should last another four years or more.
    In India, all I can do is purchase the base model for all computers, so I can't max out stuff as I can do in the online store in the US.

    I'm in a fix deciding between the 15 inch base 2.3gighz quad cMBP w/4gigs of RAM and the 27 inch iMac base with 512 graphics card. They are both exactly the same price here and I don't want to spend more on a computer.
    These will be used at home 5-10 hours a day as I work from home many days of the week.

    I can trick out the i7 MBP to 16Gigs/SSD but all I can do is Max out RAM in the iMac and I can't do ***** about the i5 or the 1TB drive; they stay.
    Also, I think I'm being speculatative(?) here, but is the cMBP gonna be phased out this year?

    Which do I go for, and why?


    P.S.: I plan to buy over the weekend.
     
  2. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    You go for the MBP if you want to move your computer around at all. If not you go for iMac.

    the cMBP will probably go bye-bye during the Haswell release, or the Haswell will be the last release.
     
  3. blake.bang thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Also, what is your input on the Upgradeable to SSD 500gig 5400 vs 1TB 7200 drive, if you bring sustainability in the long run, into view?
     

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