Imac i7 vs MBP i5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KevinRightWing, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. KevinRightWing macrumors regular

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    I have always owned Apple laptops from my Powerbook days to my current 2.16 Core duo 2 Macbook Pro. Other than the normal day to day emailing and websurfing, I use Handbrake quite a bit to rip my DVD collection and while I don't do a lot of gaming right now, I will surely be purchasing The Old Republic when it comes out for certain, and I have some interest in playing Starcraft 2.

    Since I own an Ipad, everyone is telling me to go with the Imac, I am just having the hardest time making the move to an Apple desktop and losing my portability especially if I get into The Old Republic like I think I will.

    Has anyone else been faced with this before, and what was your ultimate decision?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. digitaldean macrumors member

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    Kevin,

    KIND of in same predicament re: new Mac purchase.

    I have 2 Macs that I use for freelance work. My Dual 2 GHz PowerMac G5 and a 2.16 GHz Core2Duo MBP.

    The PowerMac G5 is the older of the 2 but my MBP is used by rest of my family when I'm home as the primary home computer (instead of the evil Dell PC I have).

    Kind of leaning toward a refurb iMac i7, since the MacPros are out of my budget. But I like the mobility factor for a MBP. Primarily do print/web graphic design - Adobe CS4 apps plus some minor Word and Bento work.

    Be interesting to see what the forum friends recommend.....
     
  3. glennsan macrumors regular

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    It really depends on how often you will be mobile. The iMac would be a better machine to rip your dvd's but of course it is MUCH harder to put in your backpack and go to a park. Think long and hard about that and go with your gut. I have them both but find I do not move the laptop around much at all.

    Glenn
     

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