MacBook Pro 2016 without TB vs. iMac 4k (both maxed out)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sakabaro, Jan 18, 2017.

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  1. MacBook Pro 2016 13" without TB maxed out (i7 2.4ghz, 16go of ram, 1tb SSD)

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. iMac 4k 21.5" maxed out (i7 3,3ghz, 16go of ram, 512go SSD_

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. sakabaro macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've a stupid question.

    I can't make mind between 2 options.

    Either, getting a MacBook Pro 13" 2016 without TB maxed out - i7 2.4ghz, 16go of ram, 1tb SSD - with LG 4k 21.5" OR getting an iMac 4k 21.5" maxed out - i7 3,3ghz, 16go of ram, 512go SSD -.

    In the MacBook, I prefer the mobility, bigger SSD, the external LG seems less reflective, and the fact that is a newer model. In the iMac, I like having a desktop with lots of ports and the CPU being slightly better.

    I travel a bit and having a laptop on me is a plus. But, I am also a freelancer and can make up rules to not work while on a trip somewhere. I do web development and ios development. Price is not really a concern. I am avoiding Touch Bar models because I've bought one and found out that the Touch Bar can really be distracting and interrupting your flow while working.

    Any opinions or suggestions?
     
  2. sakabaro thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. kokhoong0624 macrumors regular

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    the sole reason to not get the iMac now is because it's going to be refreshed very soon :)
     
  4. sakabaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    True. I have to work though, can't wait forever.
     
  5. XSharp macrumors member

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    #5
    You are asking this question in the MacBook Pro forum. Can you take a guess what most people will vote for? ;)
     
  6. sakabaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, true. I can make a similar post on the other forum. It will be an interesting social experiment!
     
  7. leman macrumors G3

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    The CPU is not "slightly better". Its massively better.

    As to your question, if a dual-core CPU is enough for your needs, then I'd take the laptop. Its more flexible — you can set it up as a work station on a desk or carry it.
     

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