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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sakabaro, Jan 19, 2017.


Quick poll?

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

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

    2 vote(s)
  1. sakabaro macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2015
    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. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    If you need to travel with your computer get the Macbook Pro if you don't need mobility stick with the iMac it has a way more powerful CPU (4 cores + hyperthreading), the screen if bigger for work, and you can get an external drive to make up for the less storage SSD.
  3. CrownVic macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2016
    If you need to travel, get the MBP and get the an external display for when you're at home. Thats what I do with mine. Its a MBP at school, and an iMac at home lol

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