iMac or Macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by grooveattack, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    ok people i want your personal opinions, what would you go for?

    option a) 24" iMac 2.8GHz extreme duel core, 2GB ram, 320GB HD
    option b) 15" MBP 2.4GHz duel core, 2GB ram, 160GB HD

    what would you rather have?
    cheers :D
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    MBP for portability.

    Are you in need of help or guidance or just after personal preferences? :confused:
     
  3. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I already have a MB so I'd go for the iMac, but it really depends on what you need. Not what I need. Unless your buying for me ?
     
  4. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i am trying to decided what to get,i am being a dork and i am really stuck. anyone wanna list pros and cons of both?
     
  5. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    MBP = portable
    iMac = portable, bigger HDD, larger screen
     
  6. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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    maxed the RAM to 4 gig for MBP

    and i shall go for the MBP
     
  7. Golcondio macrumors member

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    I'd go for the iMac, it has the Extreme DUEL Core, which means I'll win all my Pokémon Card battles!

    :D

    Seriously, why don't you tell us what you think you will be using your mac for?
     
  8. mazdaspeedjoel macrumors member

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    Macbook Pro if you take your computer everywhere and iMac if you just stay at home. Or just get both. :D
     
  9. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    using for: final cut express, photoshop CS3, bit of gaming, norm stuff (net, itunes, iphoto etc.) i will assume the imac is obviously the more powerful of the 2 ( ? ) but the graphics card is playing on my mind..........
     
  10. Zianac macrumors member

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    I think it boils down to: Do you plan to lug the thing around or not?
     
  11. Golcondio macrumors member

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    To get the most out of those apps, a 17' screen (as in the high-end MBP) is the bare minimum, and you get a not-so-portable system; in that casa I'd recommend an iMac.

    If it's only a bit, then you needn't be concerned about the video card, as long as it's got dedicated RAM and a decent chip...
     
  12. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Again, I agree with the above that it comes down to portability. I first owned a 17" Powerbook G4, then recently added the iMac. If you never plan to take it with you on the road then clearly the iMac is the better choice.
     
  13. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just get the MBP and add an external 23/24" monitor, keyboard and mouse? (Remember the MBP also supports a 30" monitor (2560x1600 resolution) whereas the iMac doesn't if you ever wanted to buy one in the future.)

    Then you'll get the best of both worlds!
     
  14. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    depends if you need the portability

    obviously the imac will be more powerful and have a bigger screen..and the mbp will be portable
     
  15. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  16. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    Well I have both, however I bought my MBP first because I desire portability. The iMac is kinda for my wife so she will let the Gateway GO! The iMac screen is crispy though...

    Cheers whatever your decision.
     

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