Help please. Asap. For photography amateur work? Trade macbook pro for Imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gdourado, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. gdourado macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010

    How are you doing?
    I currently have a 17 inch Unibody macbook pro.
    It has a C2D 2.66, 4gb of ram, a 9600 512mb videocard and a 120gb SSD.
    I use it for general web-browsing, itunes, e-mail, and amateur photography with photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3.

    I have the oportunity to trade in my macbook pro for a 27 inch IMac, with an I7 processor, 8gb of ram and a 1tb Harddrive.

    My question is if it will be worth it?
    I hardly use the laptop has a portable solution, it is mainly a desktop replacement, so I'm not too concern about portability. My concern is going from a C2D with SSD to an I7 with HDD.

    For my use, will the I7 be really faster? Or will the SSD on the macbook make the system feel faster?

    Look forward to hear from you. Have to decide today, as I have the Imac reserved until tomorrow. Please help me out.

    Thanks a million!
  2. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    The i7 will definitely be faster, especially if you will be doing a lot work with RAW image files.
    You would be upgrading from a Dual core to a Quad core cpu with Hyper Threading.

    If you have no need for a laptop, I say its a no brainer trade it for the i7 :)

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