Macbook Pro vs Imac...no not this again

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chris48559, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. chris48559 macrumors newbie

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    Let me start by saying hello to everyone, long time lurker, first time poster. Having been around here for more than a day I realize how tired everyone is of Macbook pro vs imac vs air vs pro vs dell vs....etc. This is a little different, and I'll keep it as short as possible

    I have a 8,1 Imac (24'' 2.8ghz) and a Macbook pro bought in december (15'' i5 8g ram 128gb ocz SSD) I am going to purchase a macbook air and sell one of the machines. I am just looking for some input on which one you guys think I should sell? If I keep the MBP I will be buying an external monitor. I will use the air for menial tasks and the MBP or Imac for the processor intensive heavy lifting.

    Thanks in advance, and yes I searched and couldnt find too many threads along the same lines, but if you find some feel free to link them here :D

    And for good measure....OMG sandybridge, delay for MBPs, still in february, just kidding...six months (sarcasm) :rolleyes:
     
  2. DemonBob macrumors member

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    Personally, I would do the MBA + MBP/Monitor.

    That way you would still have the option of going mobile with your workhorse if need be.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    What GPU do you have in that 8,1? If it's the 8800GS I'd sell the iMac. Otherwise I prefer to work in my iMacs. I just bought another one for my other office. I still carry my MBP but really only use it for business travel.

    Cheers,
     
  4. chris48559 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately the radeon 2600, in all honesty I enjoy working on the imac immensely and for whatever reason it feels only slightly, and rarely a noticeable amount, slower than the MBPi5. Being my second, and newer machine though, I have not had a chance to run the MBP through its paces as much as I would like.

    Thanks for the input guys, I'm really on the fence here so any input helps. Cant complain too much, its not a terrible fence to be on I suppose :apple:
     

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