New 27" iMac or Retina MacBook pro with 27" thunderbolt display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jga, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. jga macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have a new retina macbook pro as my portable machine. I have been waiting to update my iMac to the new 27" iMac. However I am now considering just buying a 27" thunderbolt display instead and just docking my rMBP with it instead of having the iMac as well.

    I wonder if you learned forum members have an opinion on this either way? What would be the best option do you think?

    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Go with the tb display - it will save you a lot of cash. The TB display is literally an imac without the computer.
     
  3. jga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only thing that is swaying me is the better graphics card in the iMac and the disk capacity. I'd have to buy a TB disk as well if I went with the display only.

    It would still be cheaper than the iMac tho!

    Thanks,
    James
     
  4. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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  5. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

    christophermdia

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    I have a MBA 13 and my wife the 11, I will be replacing a Mac Mini with 24" LED with a new iMac 27"
     

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