new 13inch MacBook Pro vs my existing iMac for Final Cut

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tarsierspectral, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I am deliberating updating my current iMac with a new 13inch MacBook Pro. I like the portability of a 13" laptop but don't want to get a machine that's underpowered. I mainly do video editing in Final Cut and After Effects. My current iMac can pretty much handle most of the tasks unless I use some special effects, it chokes a bit.
    So my question is whether the new MacBook Pro 13' with the highest specs I can get be at least as good as my current iMac.

    Here are the specs for my current iMac:
    27" iMac (late 2012)
    Processor: 3.4 GHz Core i7
    Memory: 32GB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048MB

    Here are the specs for the MacBook Pro I'm considering:
    13" MacBook Pro
    Processor: 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    Memory: 16GB
    Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 550

    Thanks!
     
  2. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks!
    How would the highest spec 15" MacBoom Pro compare to my iMac in terms of video editing?
     

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