Imac or Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kitch95, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. kitch95 macrumors regular

    kitch95

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    Hi
    I am going to upgrade my old Pc to a mac soon and i cant choose between the 2.4ghz 20" iMac or the 2.0ghz aluminum macbook.

    I would be using it mainly for internet, itunes, a bit of video editing, and school work. I was just wondering what your thoughts would be.
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Theres not alot we can say, it depends if you prefer portability or a large screen size really. Best of both = macbook and an external monitor if possible.
     
  3. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    i'd say it depends whether you want portability and on-the-go kind of thing or power and big eye candy on your desk

    its really on what you want to do with it. like if your traveling a lot then macbook but if your a home user or whatever imac but its really up to preferance cant really compare a laptop with a desktop

    if it was laptop-laptop or desktop-desktop then yes start the comparing :D
     
  4. MurphyM macrumors 6502

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    school work as in college? If I were in college I'd almost definitely want the notebook. High school? I'd want the iMac. Keep it safely at home!

    Video editing: If it were Final Cut I'd want the big screen. iMovie can get by with a little screen.
     
  5. kitch95 thread starter macrumors regular

    kitch95

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    in leaning towards the macbook and the new apple led cinema display
     
  6. rowlands macrumors newbie

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    I absolutely adore my 24" iMac, the screen is awesome and in a fantastic position, no more neck ache. However its portability is not great, when I bought it, I was kinda hoping that I would need to travel so much.

    Right now I'm thinking the way to go is the 2.4ghz MacBook with that gorgeous 24" display. The best of both worlds, a huge fantastic display on the desk, and yet the portability of a 13" laptop. Of course you don't have to get an Apple monitor.
     
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  8. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    If you need portability the macbook is the better choice. If you don't then the imac is the better choice.
     

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