iMac 3.06 or Mac Pro 2.8

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bntz313, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be buy a new desktop by the end of this month. I don't really care if they upgrade or not because I going to be buying refurbished.

    What I'm using it for is, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Html, my online classes, everything really. I have about 2900-3000 to spend, if I get the iMac I can save money, and upgrade the ram to 6gb (I think?) or the MP quad 2.8(maybe if I have the $) and a dell monitor, I would like a 24in or bigger.

    Any other monitor other than dell, if I can get a cheaper monitor I would like to get the 8 core
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know of any 24in monitors that may be good?
     
  4. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    or what about a quad 2.8 refurbished, (when ever they have them)

    I have a 2.33ghz mbp right now, would having a iMac 3.06 and the mbp be like the same?
     
  5. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    In your case, the Mac Pro sounds better suited for your needs. You can always add more Ram later.
     
  7. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have the quad 2.8? How much faster would it be than a top of the line iMac
     
  8. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I have a refurb Mac Pro 2.8 quad. I think the speed is similar to the top iMac in many situations, but the Mac Pro has much more expansion/flexibility.

    Check Barefeats. I can't find it now, but there is a comparison with the 3.06. Here's one comparison with the 2.8 iMac.

    http://www.barefeats.com/harper7.html
     
  9. Arcadie macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I Think the new HP monitors blow away the dells in comparison. My friend has both 1 for his pc (gaming) and the HP on his mac.
     
  10. avihappy macrumors 6502

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    If you do decide on the iMac, wait until Apple updates them. Even though they didn't get updated at Macworld 09, I expect that there will at least be a speed bump (or maybe quad cores :D ) within the next few months. So just hang on, is what I say.
     

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