MBP or iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrcowdude20, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. mrcowdude20 macrumors regular

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    The MacBook Pro, Intel i5, 4 GB RAM, 15 inch, 750 GB HD, or iMac i5, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB, 21.5? For DSLR photography and for Word and PowerPoint and Excel?
     
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  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    Since you already have a MacBook for portability, just add the iMac for the better display and ergonomics.
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I just got a 27" iMac...and I want to play with it more than I do with my MBP. lol...The screen on the iMac will definitely help with photography/editing. But with the 15" HR MBP and an external display, you'll get the best of both worlds.
     
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    For a grand more.

    iMac. Same/better performance, cheaper pricing.

    Edit: Noticed talmy's post. Seriously, you have a pretty recent and should be still in near perfect (if you treat it right) condition laptop and a new iPad. Portability down. Would be fiscally irresponsible to buy a MBP.
     
  6. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    You certainly dont need a mbp

    You need a huge screen for photography


    iMac....
     
  7. jennyp macrumors 6502

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    Not long back I bought the top-of-the-line 15 inch MBP to replace my old mid-2009 13-inch MBP, but I found the native resolution was just terrible to look at.

    It then dawned on me that I could have bought a 27-inch 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2GB VRAM 2TB HD iMac for less! I duly took the MBP back to the store and to my surprise and delight they agreed to a swap.

    I am sooo glad I did! The iMac is just fantastic. I was even able to fit the RAM that I'd bought ready for the 15-inch MBP. And I still have the old MBP for portable use.
     
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  9. mrcowdude20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay people the iMac wins, but the 21.5 inch or the 27 inch? remember, i have a hp 2010i (20 inch).
     
  10. talmy macrumors 601

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    If you have the room, get the 27". Although it would be hard to choose between the 21.5" + a second monitor versus the 27" alone. (I've got the 27" + a 20" and used to have the 20" iMac next to a 20". I've been dual monitor home and work for over 5 years now).
     

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