Late 2012 iMac 27 Owners, help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WhiteIphone5, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

    WhiteIphone5

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    if you could trade for a 15 inch Retina Macbook Pro with i7 16GB ram and 256 SSd would you?
    hows is the performace? im between those two, ill be doing photoshop, xcode soon with some programming course coming up next semester. Portability is not an issue.
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That would depend on the rest of the specs. Which Retina MacBook Pro i7 is it, and which 27" iMac is it?

    I'd say on a day-to-day basis you'd never be able to tell them apart. That said, you'd certainly be able to tell the graphics prowess apart, if the iMac is the 680MX GTX.
     
  3. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

    WhiteIphone5

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    iMac: 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive(FUSION)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 512MB

    Retina Macbook Pro:
    2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    16GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Personally I'd rather have the MacBook Pro... It's also worth quite a bit more than the iMac, and that quad-core is lovely.

    Of course, if you need a big display you can't beat the iMac, but naaa, I'd rather buy another display and keep the MacBook Pro, than trade the MBP for the iMac straight up.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
     

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