Looking at purchasing a MacBook Pro (Retina) or iMAC? - Need help! 1st time user

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ilovewindows, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. ilovewindows macrumors newbie

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    Just as my title says, I'm looking to purchase an Apple laptop or desktop.

    My choices right now lie with:

    1. MacBook Pro - 15.4" - i7 - 16gb - Retina - SSD

    2. iMAC - i7 - 16gb - ata - 27"

    I mainly use adobe photoshop, indesign, and do a fair bit of web programming, web design and will be getting more into java and php in the following weeks.

    I am mainly a desktop i7 - 12gb kind of guy running 64 bit type of guy.

    What would be the viable choice here? -- I like the portability of the Mb Pro, but I want to know that it will work flawlessly for me with photoshop and indesign for the most part.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Wait till next Tuesday/Wednesday, then ask again. :)

    The 2011 iMac still outperforms the 2012 MBP, so don't pay for portability if you don't need it.
     
  3. ilovewindows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is something being released next tues/wed?

    Appreciate it of you posted a link?
     
  4. r0k macrumors 68040

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  5. iRCL macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you buy and install the RAM yourself, to save lots of cash, both of those machines have user serviceable RAM upgrades and you will save a ton of money by doing so

    Edit - sorry - didn't see Retina - yep that one isn't upgrade-able.

    Frankly I'd go with the iMac but see what you think after next tuesday. Good luck
     
  6. ilovewindows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So looks like I can't get the imac until nov...or dec...price point for i5 base looks like its $1799....I'm assuming the i7 will be in the realm of the mbp 15" retina...
     

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