How big of a difference is mbp and imac?

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  1. M-apple-T macrumors member

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    How much faster is the top imac (3.0GHz)to the base macbook pro (2.4GHz)?
    Are the graphics card that big of a difference from 8600 256 to the 8800 512?
    And is there anything besides screen size that the imac has over the macbook pro or vise versa?
    thanks

    EDIT: oh and both having 4 gigs of ram
     
  2. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    for gaming and video encoding etc. it probably makes a pretty decent difference... for everyday stuff though prob not too much...
     
  3. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    I use a 15" MBP w/ 4GB of RAM and a 256mb Graphics Card, 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo.

    I run VMware Fusion, Adobe CS3, Final Cut, Logic, Aperture, Microsoft Office and a few other programs too all with no troubles.

    Seems to work pretty nice actually, and the portability is always nice. :apple:
     
  4. M-apple-T thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you also tried to run some games as well?
    thanks
     
  5. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    dude how slow is aperture.
    i just umm acquired it.

    and i moved my 5 iphoto libraries into it and its not the sharpest utensil right now with i think a little over 2k of photos

    maybe i need more ram.
    im pretty sure it would help
    as i run photoshop alongside of aperture alot


    hey have you tried using bridge?
     
  6. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    I haven't actually used bridge.

    Aperture seems to work pretty good, though I haven't really used it much. The 4GB of RAM definitely makes things pretty smooth, I will say that much! :apple:
     
  7. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    well soon when this semester ends i have to get a new hard drive or get ram.
    my 160 has almost 10% left

    its either
    hitachi 7200 200gb hdd
    or
    4 gb ram

    hard to choose i have a very large itunes library which i think i might just keep on my external.
     
  8. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    I would definitely recommend the 4GB RAM. External Hard drives are getting cheaper, and yeah, so is RAM, but I think you'd definitely appreciate the 4GB RAM.
     
  9. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    ya i know about the external
    500 gb for 100 bucks
    i got
     
  10. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    Is that a Firewire 800 external HD? if so, where can that be purchased? Thx. :)
     
  11. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    esata and usb

    esata>fw800

    fw800 1385 (or something ) a or b

    newegg
    phantom drives
     
  12. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    The hacked/cracked/pirated version runs slowly.
     
  13. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    wait what???
    what is this illegal act i have never heard of
    tell me more
     
  14. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    Why would the cracked/hacked/pirated version run slowly?
     
  15. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    actually i was going to say something
    but
    here

    what if it just has a serial code from ...
    i mean there are a lot of serial code web sites

    its not actually hacked as umm you can do on photoshop pretty easily
     

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