imac 27" or macbook pro 17"?

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

  1. Abeatt macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    Is the iMac's glossy screen a deal breaker for you?

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

    Dec 29, 2009
    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

    Dec 2, 2009
    I think we have a baiter, master at that..
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    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

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

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