Macbook Pro or iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lolitsmike4883, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Lolitsmike4883, Apr 3, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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.
  3. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    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
  4. Coldmode macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    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.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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
  6. JNickyJJ macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2010
    i'm in the same boat as you [​IMG] 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

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