imac 27" or macbook pro 17"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Abeatt, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Abeatt macrumors newbie

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    I would love advice on whether I should purchase a 27" imac or a 17" macbook pro. I will mainly use it to edit my photos. Do I want to get the 27" imac, which has a gloss screen, or get the 17" macbook pro with matte screen and later add a 30" matte separate screen? I am so confused as to what to do (even after one on one personal shopping appt.) and I truly appreciate any input!
     
  2. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Is the iMac's glossy screen a deal breaker for you?

    Do you need portability at some point?
     
  3. Abeatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The salesperson at the apple store said the gloss screen is not as accurate as the matte screen. I am not very computer savvy and simply want to spend my money wisely!
     
  4. lukester macrumors 6502

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    I think we have a baiter, master at that..
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Hes just a sales person.

    Here are a couple of discussions that completely disagree, from people who need it to look right -- aka pro photographers

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=33945286

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=33962659

    You want to budget $200 for a Spyder 3 Elite color calibrator as well.
     

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