iMac C2D vs. 13" MBP speed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twalker294, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. twalker294 macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2006 white Intel C2D iMac 2.16Ghz that had a logic board failure so I'm in the market for a new Mac. I've just about settled on the 13" MBP over an i3 iMac but I have a couple of questions:

    1. What will be the speed difference between my 2006 iMac and the MBP? I'm not expecting much since my iMac was a 2.16 and the MBP is 2.4 but the MBP does have a better graphics processor than my old iMac. I use FCE and Photoshop CS4 on it and honestly I've never had any complaints about speed, however any boost would be appreciated.

    2. What is the max resolution on an external, non-Apple monitor that the 13" MBP will support? I have a 22" LCD that I will be using if I get the MBP rather than a new iMac so I need to make sure it can do 1920x1080. I will be using it in my office the vast majority of the time but I like the idea of being able to take it with me when I want.

    Thanks
    Todd
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Re: speed, the numbers are misleading. Yes, the difference is only 240MHz, but the processor in the MBP is a much newer generation, which makes a difference. A little perspective: the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo in the 2010 Mac minis are approximately 5-7% faster (by benchmark) than the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo in the 2008 iMacs. The difference between a 2006 2.16GHz chip and a 2010 2.4GHz chip should be fairly significant.
     
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    1) A lot, plus the GPU is way better

    2) it does 1920x1080
     
  4. twalker294 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone -- just the answers I was looking for!
     

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