iMac vs rMBP 15 inch

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bruceray, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Bruceray macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013
    iMac 21 inch 16 gb ram, 1 tb fusion and 2.7 ghz iOS 5


    MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina iOS7 2.0 ghz 256 flash storage and 8 gb ram??

    Need it for basic stuff: internet email word music internet videos pics quickbooks and sometimes I play games

    Please help!!!
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    MBP retina will work fine based on the like 50+ threads already on this exact topic.
  3. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    if you from time to time travel..i think MBP, but if not the iMac screen estate is still unbeatable
  4. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    Take a look at my thread. I was faced with the same decision and ended up going with the iMac.
  5. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    If you travel or want an easily movable computer go MacBook Pro, otherwise get the iMac. You can always get an external monitor for the MacBook Pro as well
  6. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    You would be better going for the 2.9-3.6Ghz i5, an Geforce GT 750m 1Gb of GDDR5 VRAM with Fusion Drive, as that will still be cheaper than the15'' rMBP, and will have much better GPU performance. I felt it was a rip off paying £1699 for a laptop with integrated graphics, and then found out I could get 1Gb of GDDR5 VRAM on the high end 21'' iMac for £400 less, I went for it. Very happy with it :)

    I have played Dirt 2 maxed out on my new iMac; and got 70-100fps. On a friends rMBP 15'' Late 2012 i7, with dedicated graphics(better MB that the 2013 entry level), it only got 30fps. I would say on the rMBP 15'' entry level 2013, you would get 20-30fps. Go for the iMac if you do not plan to take it anywhere.


    When I read your comment; all I say was time travel lol

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