MBP 15" with monitor or iMac 27"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by designthusiast, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. designthusiast macrumors newbie

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    MBP 15" Antiglare
    Processor: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    Memory: 8GB memory
    Hard Drive: 750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5
    Built-in battery (7 hours)
    With an external 27" monitor not sure which one yet

    $2,449 (not including monitor)

    OR

    iMac 27" Antiglare

    2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    8GB memory
    1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB

    $2450


    I will be attending graduate school for design and will use the computer for a variety of projects ranging from print, web, video and photography. Also my idea is with getting the MBP and a monitor is so I replace having two computers. My only concern is the battery life and longevity of the MBP.

    Feel free to give me your opinions and if you have had a set up with either of these and what was most effective. Thanks! :)
     
  2. S.Jobs macrumors member

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    MBP 15. portability, you want to be able bring it to class. also just be careful with it and it will last :apple:
     
  3. KyleGP macrumors member

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    I had pretty much the same decision to make if you see my other thread.

    I chose the MBP and external monitor and I love it.

    Go that path and you won't be disappointed.
     
  4. deadlystriker macrumors regular

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    15" Macbook pro and an external monitor, preferably the older cinema displays which are matte. It's my set up (sig). Love it
     
  5. designthusiast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I will let you know what I end up with :) :apple:
     

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