iMac vs MB w/ ACD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jedoyle, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. jedoyle macrumors newbie

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    So I already have a UMB 2.0 from last fall and I have started to do a good amount of photo editing with Aperture and CS4. I already upgraded my ram to 4 GB, but I feel like I need more screen space. My Mac seems to be running slightly sluggish when I run Aperture and Photoshop but that might be because my hard drive is almost full. I certainly would love the processor bump in the iMac but I know it doesn't have the LED display and I've read all the problems about the iMac displays. Should I sell my Macbook and upgrade to an iMac, or should I get a 24" ACD, or should I just wait and see if Apple releases a new iMac with an LED display?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have a 17" MBP with a 23" ACD
    I love the extra screen real estate
    But I also love the portability of my MBP too

    I am sitting at Dairy Queen right now
    Can't do that with an iMac ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Get external HD and put all your pictures there, that'll speed up your system. iMacs have great screens, and only few people have had serious problems. Also, think about other brand display as well, Apple ones are quite expensive but very high quality. If you get an iMac, you'll lose portability and that's quite important nowadays.
     
  4. jedoyle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think that a 2.0 will still be fast enough to run Photoshop and Aperture?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea. Just free up some space in you HD, that'll speed up a lot
     

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