Current iMac vs. New Macbook Pro for Video Editing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by snake8, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. snake8 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2012
    So after today's huge disappointment in the iMac and Mac Pro worlds, I am starting to consider getting a Macbook Pro. What do you think would handle video editing better - the new Macbooks or the current iMac (both completey maxed)?
  2. boybrown macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2012
    Long Island
    That's a great question that I want answered also. Not sure of the benchmark performance between the new Retina MBP's Ivy Bridge and the current iMac's Sandy Bridge processors stack up between each other either.

    In my opinion, an iMac with a HDD would be the best bet in terms of overall "safe" performace and pricing. The new retina MBPs come with only Flash Drives which can't be good for use as a scratch disk with the amount of reads and writes on an SSD. However, if you also purchase a RAID drive in addition to the already $2800+ maxed out MBP for use as a scratch disk in addition to all the amazing new features mentioned in the Keynote yesterday, results seem overwhelming as well.

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