Keep the rMBP or buy the iMac?

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  1. andreyush, Nov 13, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2016

    andreyush macrumors 6502

    andreyush

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    Hi !

    I own a rMBP mid-2012 and I have the opportunity to sell it and to buy a Late 2013 21.5" iMac (8gb ram, 1TB HDD i5 2.7 quad-core) . I work mostly in Logic Pro and I want to ask you guys if it's worth to make this change.

    I want a bigger screen and I could buy a monitor for this macbook but I am afraid that some day the dGPU will fail because this model has problems with the dGPU (or staingate ). It's a model with a lot of issues and I don't want to spend the money on stupid repairs.

    I want to ask you guys if Late-2013 iMac has big issues like rMBP 2012 has ( gpu failure or screen issues that could ruin everything).

    Keep the rMBP or buy the iMac?

    Thanks !
     
  2. iAVERY macrumors member

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    The iMac doesn't even have an SSD. That is going to perform poorly. Not to mention it will wear out after 4-5 years. I say find a monitor that is around the same resolution as your MacBook pro and call it a day
     
  3. andreyush, Nov 13, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2016

    andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

    andreyush

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    I wanted to ask you if it's that hard and risky to install a SSD into the iMac or can I buy an external ssd for the OS ?. I could easly buy a new monitor for my macbook but I am afraid that someday my logic board will fail because of the dGPU :/.
     
  4. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    when you are so afraid of hardware failures, you should buy new apple hardware with apple care. keep it 3 years, then sell and buy new again. I think many users do it like that, but I'm too lazy to sell my stuff ...
     
  5. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because it's not normal. I want to buy a device and I want to use it more than 3 years. I know that nothing is perfect but some Apple products have some real issues. I would keep very happy this macbook but it has so many posibilities of breaking :/ and the repair is pretty expensive.
     
  6. ndolebay macrumors member

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    I will sell the macbook pro 2012, and buy an iMac 27 inch or new rmbp 15 inch+ 4k monitor.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP asked:
    "Keep the rMBP or buy the iMac?"

    Answer:
    Keep the rMBP AND buy the iMac.

    Why not keep both?
     
  8. andreyush thread starter macrumors 6502

    andreyush

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    Because if I don't sell the macbook I don't have the money for the iMac :).
     

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