Macbook pro 15" (+ monitor) vs. imac 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by legolug90, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. legolug90 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011

    First of all I want to say that I'm going to use the computer for web design, video editing and making iphone/ipad games.

    I've read all over the internet about people complaining about the glossy screen of the imac. They say a 27" glossy screen destroys your productivity because of the inaccurate display (exagerated color) and the reflection.

    Well I guess this is an issue for me because the windows in my room are going to be right behind me when I'm staying at the computer. But I can close the curtains though.

    So now I'm thinking of buying the macbook pro i7 15" (with the matte display) + a big monitor with less reflection instead of an imac i7 27".

    Is this a wise choice or there's nothing to worry about the display of the 27"?
    Also if I buy the macbook pro + the monitor will I get the same performance compared to an imac?
  2. RuggedPro macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2010
    Coding doesn't take much in terms of specs at all.

    I posted in another thread regarding performance:

    Everyone thinks they need a space shuttle to get to the grocery store. I'm one of them occasionally. You'd be surprised how little difference there is in Ferrari speced machines and BMW M3 speced machines when the speed limit is 35mph. Hope that analogy made sense.

    As far as displays: The 27" imac monitor will ruin other monitors for you. Reflection isn't huge deal for me as I can shut out natural light if need be. As far as color reproduction, I'm not gifted enough to tell.

    Get the MBP if you're going to WORK away from home. Notice I emphasized WORK.
  3. .Max. macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2011
    United Kindom
    I was looking in the 'Post your setup' thread, and someone had a really nice setup with their Macbook Pro plugged into a monitor being held up by a dock kind of thing, And of course the Macbook + Monitor means you can use it on the go and as a desktop, That's the way I'd probably go... Only if I could afford the £1000 ACD along with a £1500 MBP :p So I should be getting a 27" iMac soon for £1500 :D :D :D

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