Macbook Pro Refurb 2017 v iMac 2019

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davidrenstead, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. davidrenstead macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2019
    How much difference is there performance wise between these two options which both come in at the same price (approx $3200 AUS):

    iMac 27” base model i5 with 512gb SSD / 8gb Ram

    Refurb 2017 MacBook Pro quad core i7 / 16 GB Ram / 512gb SSD

    Either option laptop v desktop works for me just the iMac pricing and upgrade costs are excessive.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The iMac, unless you need mobility.

    The issues related the MBP are enough to find an alternative imo.
  4. pshufd macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I'd get the iMac for the reliability factor. Of course it hasn't been out for long but it won't have the Touch Bar nor the keyboard issues. The larger form factor and upgradeability of RAM is nice too. I am looking at an iMac 27 myself.

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