Macbook Pro vs iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jokemjokester, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. jokemjokester macrumors member

    jokemjokester

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    Sorry if this been answered but I can't seem to find a thread to answer my question. I'm pretty much in the market to buy either a macbook pro or imac. I understand that portability is a big factor (I don't really care since I my wife's pro which I could use) when choosing one over the other. I'm more interested in the iMac since i'm worried about the battery dying on me and i'd have to buy another one. I do use the computer and keep it on for more than 8 to 10+ hours everyday. My question is if i were to connect the macbook pro to an external monitor and keep it plugged to the power, will that deplete my battery's charge?
     
  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Nope, shouldn't.
     
  3. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    MBP vs IMAC

    I have a 21.5 Imac and a 13 MBP. Love them both. Mine stays on about the same as yours. I gave my 15 MBP to my son because I could live without it since I got the 21.5. Wrong. Was in Vegas last week and walked by the Apple Store in Caesars and bought the 13. I am in heaven again. Can't do without either.
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I'd get the iMac. You get better specs for the same amount of money. I reckon if you get a MBP it'd end up being a desk-bound machine. And thats a waste of money, when you could have got a cheaper iMac with a bigger screen and better specs for the same price.

    Only get a laptop if you want to use it on your lap (or take it somewhere everyday).
     
  5. jokemjokester thread starter macrumors member

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    that's what I was thinking. I just wanted to know if I were to get a mbp with lcd and use it as a desktop almost all of the time, I was gonna be worried about the battery charge depleting faster but I the dude that posted said it shouldn't. I'm probably gonna go with the iMac though since I think is the better bang for my buck.
     
  6. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    You stated that you don't care about portability. That to me makes an iMac a very obvious choice.
     
  7. TrojanX macrumors member

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    You, I believe, have made the correct choice. By the time you purchase an MBP, minidisplay adapter, and the LCD screen you could have had a much faster and nicer iMac for the money! Plus iMac, now that they come standard with a wireless mouse and keyboard, are very simple with no extra cords saving you desktop space and it will look better! I suggest the entry level 27" iMac with an upgraded 8gb of ram. It is going to run you 1899 without tax. A fair price and a very nice screen that you can easily stare at all day!
     

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