MacBook or iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BigCatX, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. BigCatX macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009

    I'm currently a major PC user and former gamer, but gaming is behind me, and I'm getting sick of Windows.

    For my day job, I write business software mainly, but also low-level system stuff on occassion, including drivers for custom hardware.

    My biggest issue is whether to go for a MacBook Pro (13") or the bigger iMac. Portability aside, are there any major performance differences that are not simply down to processor speed?

    Can I make the Mac output surround sound for a home cimema system?

    Finally, does anyone here develop for Mac, and do they have any feedback?

    Thanks! :)
  2. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    i develop on the mac, once you get the hang of a new IDE it is great, i suggest the ADC XCode which comes with the mac or downloading netbeans [​IMG]

    the imac in my eyes would definately be better for you, they just run so much quicker, also come with more ram preinstalled and the availabilty for more, also, when i develop; i like to have some screen real estate, so in my eyes, definately the imac

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