Is it Imac the solution?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Fra88mi, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Fra88mi macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    Hello, I'm a master industrial designer student, but I started also working.

    Currently I have a MBP 15" retina 2,7 i7, 16gb ram, GeForce 650M 1gb.

    I use some 3d modeling and rendering programs and I realized that the power and the dimension of the screen aren't enough if you use it every day for 8h.

    An Imac 27" 3,4 i7, 32gbram, GeForce GTX 680MX 2gb could be the solution?

    Can I really feel the difference? (especially with the graphic card)

    Thanks for your advice:apple:
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Try using your current Mac on a larger display first.
  3. davedev100 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Trying the MacBook with a bigger display is a good idea. I worked that way for years. However, I recently bought an iMac and am very happy with the experience. I don't do extensive 3D modeling, but 3D programming and Flash programming are very much faster especially with the Fusion drive. The huge display area is great, but with the iMac you can add up to 2 more thunderbolt displays for a truly huge work area.
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I picked up an old 23" ACD on Craigslist to use with my MacBook Pro. Feels almost the same as my wife's 21" iMac. I found it to be a good compromise between portability and screen real estate. When at home I use the MBP in clamshell mode with a full size keyboard.

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