Macbook Pro (2.4) vs. iMac (2.6)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BiggNewt, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. BiggNewt macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I am a total noob when it comes to Mac.

    I am in the market for a new Mac and my budget is roughly $1500...

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MB324LL...ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1228526191&sr=1-3

    and

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MB133LL...ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1228526294&sr=1-3

    are the two that I have seem to have narrowed it down. Both have similar specs but the main difference is the GFX card.

    I will be using the computer for some gaming (mainly Counter-Strike: Source), photo editing and some video editing. I plan on boosting both up to 4GB of ram.

    Which would better suit my needs?
     
  2. descartes macrumors 6502

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    do you need portability or not? check the refurbs. you may be able to pick up a 24" imac for around your budget.
     
  3. BiggNewt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Portability is not too big of a deal to me, as my desk is already in my main living area. But it's always a nice bonus. I have a laptop now (dell PC) and its battery time is now down to 20 minutes off charger.

    And I will be purchasing the comp from Best Buy for the financing option of 18 months.

    Thanks for the quick response though
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The MBP if you need portability.

    The iMac for a workhorse.
     
  5. BiggNewt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean workhorse?

    Would you think the MBP or iMac would be better at CS: Source?

    And how are the screens compared to each other?
     
  6. BiggNewt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone experienced problems with the 20" screen?
     

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