MacBook Pro? iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by P140897, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. P140897 macrumors member

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    Ok so I have a Late 2008 Aluminum Macbook the 2.0gHz Model but with upgraded Ram to 4GB and HD to 320GB.

    I feel the need of updating my Laptop and I was wondering which computer would fit my needs better.

    On this computer I would do some HD video editing in iMovie (iPhone 4 HD Video) and also some flight simulator time (X-Plane v9) other than that basic stuff: Internet, email...

    I also have an iPad 32GB but I travel a lot and I don't feel like it would fit my needs while on the go.

    So I would like to hear your opinions...

    Would an updated (Oct 20th possibly) Macbook Pro 13" run X-Plane v9 pretty well at considerably high graphics? What about HD Video in iMovie 09?
    Or should I just go for the 27" iMac?

    Thanks in Advance;)

    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. P140897 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    The problem is your "specific needs" aren't unique. You want to do a little gaming and some HD video editing using iMovie. These could both be handled by either machine.

    Also, no one on this website, or anywhere outside of :apple:'s compound in Cupertino, knows the specs of the updated mbp's that might not even be updated. Please don't ask for speculation on if a future, unannounced machine, will suite your needs.

    In my opinion the current mbp's will handle what you want out of a computer. I can't attest to their performance with X-Plane specifically because I've never used it. But the current mbp's are fine for editing with iMovie.
     
  4. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    Well you've asked for advice on your own specific needs, but you don't seem to have decided for yourself if your need a portable computer or one that can stay on a desk? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Both are fine for your needs, but it sounds like you'd like to be able to do more than the iPad allows you to while on the go. A Macbook Pro would be perfect for you then.

    Oh, and adding a sarcastic smiley to the end of your post just makes you look like a jerk. :rolleyes:
     
  6. P140897 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    As long as the MBP can do HD editing without overheating then I'll just get it I think
     
  7. juicedropsdeuce macrumors 6502

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    You got totally burned. Again. :rolleyes:
     

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