MacBookPro 2.6 i7 Quad vs iMac 21.5 Base 1 TB HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MCIowaRulz, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. MCIowaRulz macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2009
    Sorry for the question, Will the 1TB drive in the MacBook Pro benchmark similerly to the one used in the iMac even though the MacBook is all i7 quad vs the quad core i5 iMac?
    What kind of bootup time can I expect? 30-40 seconds? on iMac vs MacBookPro i7 2.6Ghz (The $2100) model is what i'd be looking at just upping the hard drive)
    Can anyone help? (I did have a MacBookPro but canceled it do to i'm thinking maybe an iMac now) but I want speed:)
  2. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'll put it to you this way: You can eventually replace your 1TB 5400RPM 2.5" Hard Drive with a 1TB 7200RPM 2.5" hard drive in your MacBook Pro if you can't already, and the process would be a walk in the park. You can certainly do the same with a 2012 iMac, but a walk in the park it would not be.

    As for the i5 in the iMac vs. the i7 in the MacBook Pro, the two are comparable, given that Intel never made a quad-core mobile i5, so the 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz are essentially what the mobile Quad-core Core i5 would be if it existed. The 2.7GHz 8MB Cache Quad-core i7 is more or less the mobile equivalent to a desktop quad-core Core i7.

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