Gonna miss my MBP, iMac replacement ordered.

CountlovE

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Aug 17, 2007
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I went from a G5 to a MBP 17inch to a iMac now. While I do love my MBP, I never remove it from my desk. 30 inch Dell LCD hooked up, multiple Hard Drives, it looks like something from the Matrix. I was mostly using the MBP for Logic Pro, and bootcamp for Games. I do 3D visual effects for work so I don't think I will need a Mac Pro since I like to leave my work at work. I wanted something that would perform decent with Maya/Vray/Nuke if I needed it at home, but I am mostly looking forward to using a lower latency setting with Logic. The only thing that has me crying is no express port for my UAD card. :(

IMAC 27"/5750/SD

PROCESSOR 065-9512 2.93GHZ QUAD-CORE INTELCORE I7
MEMORY 065-9516 8GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
HARD DRIVE 065-0188 2TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE+256GB SSD
GRAPHICS 065-9457 ATI RADEON HD 5750 1GB GDDR5
OPTICAL DRIVE 065-9458 8X DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERDRIVE
MOUSE 065-0214 MAGIC MOUSE+MAGIC TRACKPAD

So I have all this crap plugged into my MBP. Looking forward to removing the midi-controller under the racks so the iMac display can sit lower.



Hopefully selling the Laptop/Dell Display/UAD card will offset my purchase a little.


I do hope I can play L4D2 in windows 7 at native res with max settings. Between L4D2 and Ultima Online, those are the only games I really care about. :)
 

Blaine

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Dec 3, 2007
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I am kinda in the same boat as you. I have a 15" unibody and it's just so small screen wise. Also, I never take mine anywhere either. I'm in between getting a 27" iMac or shelling out for the new 27" cinema display and hooking the laptop up to it.

Decisions decisions.
 

Man-Droid

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Aug 27, 2009
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Tampa, Fl
I went from a G5 to a MBP 17inch to a iMac now. While I do love my MBP, I never remove it from my desk. 30 inch Dell LCD hooked up, multiple Hard Drives, it looks like something from the Matrix. I was mostly using the MBP for Logic Pro, and bootcamp for Games. I do 3D visual effects for work so I don't think I will need a Mac Pro since I like to leave my work at work. I wanted something that would perform decent with Maya/Vray/Nuke if I needed it at home, but I am mostly looking forward to using a lower latency setting with Logic. The only thing that has me crying is no express port for my UAD card. :(

IMAC 27"/5750/SD

PROCESSOR 065-9512 2.93GHZ QUAD-CORE INTELCORE I7
MEMORY 065-9516 8GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB
HARD DRIVE 065-0188 2TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE+256GB SSD
GRAPHICS 065-9457 ATI RADEON HD 5750 1GB GDDR5
OPTICAL DRIVE 065-9458 8X DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERDRIVE
MOUSE 065-0214 MAGIC MOUSE+MAGIC TRACKPAD

So I have all this crap plugged into my MBP. Looking forward to removing the midi-controller under the racks so the iMac display can sit lower.



Hopefully selling the Laptop/Dell Display/UAD card will offset my purchase a little.


I do hope I can play L4D2 in windows 7 at native res with max settings. Between L4D2 and Ultima Online, those are the only games I really care about. :)
Nice set up! I love seeing how people set up their equipment. Congrats on the purchase. I just ordered one meself.
 

lyrrad721

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Jul 28, 2010
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That is a nice setup..I do some music producing too, that's why I am leaning towards the new iMac 27''. The yellowing of the screen in the 2009 models has got me thinking about purchasing it though :( I'm going to lurk around this forum for user reviews for a while before I make my decision.
 

CountlovE

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Aug 17, 2007
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I never take mine anywhere either. I'm in between getting a 27" iMac or shelling out for the new 27" cinema display and hooking the laptop up to it.

Decisions decisions.
I would sell it and get an iMac and an Ipad. No need for a laptop unless you use it for work on the go.


That is a nice setup..I do some music producing too, that's why I am leaning towards the new iMac 27''. The yellowing of the screen in the 2009 models has got me thinking about purchasing it though :( I'm going to lurk around this forum for user reviews for a while before I make my decision.
Do you use UAD plugins at all? That's my only regret for purchasing the iMac. If you get yellowing on the screen then I am sure you can swap it at an apple store if it is brand new. Does this happen out OTB?
 

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