MBP Last Generation or New iMac with ATI Radeon 2600 Pro for design, graphic work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by matthewcap, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Just wondering which is faster and better for graphics..I know the MBP is a "pro level machine", but the ATI card in the higher end iMac is a better card than the nVidia 8600m GT....and the bigger screen is a plus....only thing is portability..What do you think is the better system for all around use and durability?
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    well the imac is going to be the better computer..And it will be more durable, considering you wouldn't be moving around with it. So if you want a laptop, get a laptop. If you want a desktop, get that.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    iMac is not "portable", if you really need something to move around with, just get the MBP. The graphics card there is plenty for graphics work. But if you are gaming... that's another story.

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