iMac vs Macbook Pro (please, please help)


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 14, 2007
Indianapolis, IN
to start off, i have searched the forums so don't hate if you think this questions been answered before, and i didn't see it :)

But am looking to get either a iMac or a Macbook Pro but i can't decide, now the first thing you are going to say to me is are you going to need it to be portable, if so then pick the Macbook Pro

well i have a :apple: g4 laptop and don't travel too much with it, so portability is a factor but not a big one, but i really want to know which one you would prefer as a overall better computer, from experience or knowledge

i am a junior in H.S. and will be going to college in about 2 yrs and i want this comp to last a while. now the configurations don't matter b/c which ever one i pick i will set up almost the same,

but if you had this same problem of which computer to pick what did you choose and are you happy with your choice, and any other advice would be greatly appreciated

thanx in advance :p


macrumors P6
Jul 17, 2005
5045 feet above sea level
i would personally wait till you graduate in 2 years to get a computer

but if you want one now, id get the imac as you have the pb and its cheaper

i have a mb cd and its great for me (but i dont play games on it either)


macrumors 65816
Dec 5, 2005
Go with the imac, bigger hard drive, no need for external monitor and you already have a laptop. The MacBook Pro's are great but since you already have one an iMac would be better.


macrumors 604
Apr 11, 2005
Hands down go with the iMac. I would only vote the other way if you were going off to school now. You can still sell the iMac in 2 yrs and get a notebook.
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