Macbook Pro or iMac?


ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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Glass over the screen that protects your eyes? Say wut?

The glass just creates glare, in reality, it hurts your eyes while using it outdoors then helps your eyes. The iMac is a far more powerful system then the 13" MBP but if you want portability, go with the MBP.
 

flyfish29

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Feb 4, 2003
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What are you going to be doing with it? What programs are you wanting to run? Do you need portability? Personally, if I was in HS still (and not having a 25th reunion this summer!) I would get a low end iMac an an iPad.

The iMac to do more processor intensive stuff like videos, pics, projects and papers.

Then I would use the iPad for surfing, facebook, email, etc.

To buy both would be the about same price as the MBP
 

Coldmode

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Mar 10, 2010
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If your school allows you to take a laptop to class, I'd say the MBP. I also liked having the ability to do homework wherever I wanted. With an iMac you'll be tied to your desk for most assignments.
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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I would get a laptop. You are soon heading to college where a laptop is almost a must (at least it's a nice extra) so you may regret it if you go for the iMac. You can always get a external monitor, mouse and KB and hook your MBP to the monitor and use it as a desktop
 

JNickyJJ

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Mar 26, 2010
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i'm in the same boat as you
I bought an iMac and I have an iPad coming in soon. why don't you go iMac and then a little netbook? it depends on how portable you are