I want to get myself into the world of video editing and I need a powerful Intel based machine to do it. My HP Envy, which is based around an AMD APU, simply doesn't cut it, and will not be enough for programs such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and especially Blender 3D. I have plans in place to buy a new computer for this. In particular, I need two computers, a Windows machine and an Apple machine, each for particular reasons. This Windows machine will be based around a 6 core i7-5820K Haswell-E processor and DDR4 memory, but I've come to the conclusion that I'd benefit more from buying a Macintosh first. If you're curious, the reason I need both a Windows machine and an Apple machine is this: The Windows machine will be a powerhouse and will be used for running the Adobe Creative Cloud and for playing games. The Apple machine will be used for the same things (except for playing games), but it will also be running Mac-exclusive software like Final Cut Pro X with Motion and Logic Pro X. So, I will be getting the Mac first. But, I don't know whether I want to get the iMac or the MacBook Pro. Let me clarify a bit: I need one which has a quad core i7 and dedicated graphics. I won't go any less, unless the Intel Iris GPU is admirable when it comes to applications such as Blender 3D. I'm also looking for the most cost effective of the two. I did some configuring and it seems that getting a 21.5" iMac would be more cost effective in terms of power to price. What I've configured is a 21.5" iMac with a 3.1GHz quad core i7, 16GB of RAM and a regular 1TB hard disk. This model has the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU in it, and it costs $2,050. The MacBook I configured has a 2.0GHz quad core i7, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This machine, of course comes with the Intel Iris graphics and costs $2,100. This may sound stupid, but which of the two would be better for video editing, particularly rendering in Blender 3D? I've heard that Blender can be a harsh program on the hardware, but I've also seen benchmarks that the Intel Iris graphics are good for rendering.