New Cinematic Display vs iMac 24in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jatku, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Jatku macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
    So I was considering dropping the $899 on the new display for the MacBook Pros when they come out (even though it seems ridiculously expensive), and then I thought, "why not just get an iMac for a little more?" I poke around and see a refurb 24in iMac for $1299 and think that seems like a much better deal. For an extra $400 you get everything that the display has (minus the magsafe and displayport connection) and the internals of a computer.

    Can any of you guys give some reasoning why the display would be better than just getting an iMac? The reasons I can think of are: the $400, new vs refurb, wiring for MB, and maybe less clutter. I don't know if those would convince me over the iMacs benefits though, so I have a few questions. Is the type of display a lot better than the iMac's? Can you configure the iMac so it acts as just a display for the MBP?
  2. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Im afraid id have to agree with you completely
    if you want to use it as a monitor for your laptop i'd use screen sharing across the network, works great for me.

  3. Jatku thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Is screen sharing pretty much instant? Or is there a tiny bit of lag while using it?

    Having a cheap iMac would be nice as a backup too, since the MBP will be my only computer pretty soon.

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