is this imac an upgrade over my mbp?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by acrahm, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    i am looking to possibly change my computer set up, right i use a MBP hooked up to an 22' LCD. here is the specs of the MBP

    2.16 C2D
    4gb rahm
    300gb HD
    graphics:ATI Radeon X1600:

    i am thinking of getting this imac

    Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme

    2GB memory
    500GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory

    how much of an upgrade would the imac be?

    i would upgrade the memory on the imac too...
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    The only way in which you MBP out performs the iMac is RAM, and you can bump the iMac up to 4 GB. The iMac is a significantly more powerful computer. But if you still need portability I would not suggest swapping. You MBP will do everything the iMac can, just a bit slower.

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