iMAC or MacBook Buying Dilemma

ulfya

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Aug 2, 2010
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Hi, I need a little help making up my mind in buying a new Mac in terms of SPEED and GRAPHIC quality (PORTABILITY IT'S NOT AN ISSUE). My dilemma is between the MacBook Pro entry level with a 500 GB hard drive and the iMac 3.2. Yes I have read and read about both I just need a non-bias opinion. Aside from surfing the net I’m trying to organize, catalog and do minor adjustments to about 4000 photos divided in 50/50 jpeg and raw using Photo Mechanic (organizing and cataloging) and Adobe Elements 8 for the adjustments

Thanks for all the help.
Ulf
 

Eggtastic

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Most responses are going to deal with if you need the portability or not. For what you need it for both the MBP and Imac will be suitable enough. I have an 06' MBP and I am thinking about upgrading to the new Imac. I wont have that portability anymore but the specs will be bumped up, i'll get a nice screen increase, and if i do need to access the internet away from my desk i have my iphone 4. Good luck
 

ulfya

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Thanks for the input I'm with you portability is not an issue since is for in house use.
 

ditzy

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If you don't need portability the iMac is the logical choice.
 

alust2013

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The iMac is the logical choice, it is more powerful, has better graphics, a bigger screen and higher memory capacity. If I didn't need portability, I would definitely go for an iMac
 

Amasashi

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If portability is not an issue, then I STRONGLY suggest that you get the iMac, unless you have some pressing reason for a laptop, such as a small apartment with limited desktop real estate or if you just think laptops are trendier.

But really, iMac is the way to go. The huge screen will absolute blow you away. Not to mention it's super fast. And oh yeah, Apple Care is much cheaper too!
 

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