Macbook Pro 15" or iMac 24" ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brandonpcv, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. brandonpcv macrumors newbie

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    I will be buying a new Mac soon and I am going back and forth on which one to get.
    I will be doing a moderate amount of video editing in Final Cut Express.
    The portability of the MBP would be nice but it's not a dealbreaker. I will be going to college next semester.....
    The iMac has 9" more screen, 2.8 GHz instead of 2.4, 120 more GB in hard drive space, and it's $200 less.
    Any things I'm missing? What would you suggest?
    I am keeping in mind that possible update coming up very soon on the MBP....
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Well...if your going to college I would get the MBP. But, if you have enough money I would get the iMac and a refurb MacBook. It would still cost less than a 15" 2.5GHz MBP.
     
  3. brandonpcv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm.
    I don't really have a need for both.....I just have enough $ to get one of the options I listed..
     
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Then this depends on your preference, do you like desktops or laptops, however many people recommend getting a Laptop for College.
     
  5. jaikob macrumors 6502

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    A MBP is a very good idea :) You can always hook it up to a bigger monitor too.
     
  6. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    It's personal preference.

    A lot of people will say laptop for college, but those get stolen a lot more than desktops since they are usually always with you, and very light.

    You can go desktop and get a slightly faster machine, bigger screen, etc.

    It's just what you want to do with your money.
     
  7. Indohottie macrumors 6502

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    go macbook pro.. portability is key in college..
     

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