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

    Aug 13, 2010

    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

  2. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2016
  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    How would the highest spec 15" MacBoom Pro compare to my iMac in terms of video editing?

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