iMac better than Mac Pro?!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jamo12, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Jamo12 macrumors regular

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    The new quad core iMac (with i7 processor) is not only $300 less expensive than the low end Mac Pro it also has a faster processor (i think. correct me if I'm wrong), more ram, a better graphics card, and it comes with a display, mouse and keyboard.

    Just thought I would like to point this out...
     
  2. a350 macrumors regular

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    I'd like to point out the search feature and the fact that the imac is not in the same class of machine as the mac pro.

    lets see you add multiple hard drives to you imac
    lets see your imac support 8 monitors
    i really want to see you add lightpeak to your imac if it comes out next year
    does the imac have ECC memory?
    can you upgrade your 2009 imac with usb 3.0 next year?
    hows raid work on an imac?
    is your imac made to run at full speed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    this thread has been done and is pointless, two different machines for two different users.
     
  3. ermir4444 macrumors regular

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    Wow man you look pissed...

    You should take into consideration that mos users don't need to upgrade that much and they don't give a single Sh** for raid configurations and im pretty sure that the 27 inches of LED screen are good enough for most people living on earth. And about running full speed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week : Most people have a life man...
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Wow. Just wow.
     
  5. tuamtuem macrumors member

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    Sure!. The mac pro is allowed you to add/modify its hardware like BTO PC while iMac is more specific. If your work related to professional graphic, 3D render or video editing then you should choose mac pro. it's more stable and reliable:D.
     
  6. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    The Mac Pro is NOT for most users.
     
  7. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    He ain't pissed, though it seems like you are pms-masterflex.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    Do a side-by-side rendering video and let me know how that works out. LOL

    Don't get me wrong, If they have managed to avoid thermal problems with the iMac 4-core, it will be a great desktop machine, as the current 27" is to be fair. But to compare it to a Mac Pro is to miss the big picture by focussing on a few details used by marketers as key differentiators. There is so much more to the architecture of the Mac Pro.

    It's like saying a Canon pocket camera is as good as a Leica M8 because they are both 10 Megapixels.
     
  9. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Quote of the day!:) Well said, my friend
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Just trade my M8 for a Canon because it had 10.1, shoot.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    When you get an M8 let me know.
     
  13. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    Well your right in one mind. The spec is better, but the mac pro can be upgraded with new gpu, extra multiple hdds and more ram support so yes base models are worse then the imac but have the potential to be so much better[​IMG]
     
  14. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    or "Render Time" as we like to call it. :D
     

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