Macbook Pro 15" or iMac 24" ?

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

  1. brandonpcv macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    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


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    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

    Jul 21, 2008
    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

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    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


    Jul 1, 2008
    Freeland, MI
    A MBP is a very good idea :) You can always hook it up to a bigger monitor too.
  6. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    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


    Mar 1, 2004
    go macbook pro.. portability is key in college..

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