new iMac or new MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hawaiipoolman, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. hawaiipoolman macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    I am on the fence, they are both just too perfect... What is it that you like best or worst about each?
  2. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    I like having both! :D Looking at your sig I'd say grab yourself a newer high end MBP and you should be set for a good long while.
  3. ddivinia macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    I just upgraded my 3.5 yr old MBP 15 to a MBP 13" I am going to let the new product bugs get worked out of the imac and then I am all over a 27"

  4. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I went from a black MacBook to my early 09 iMac and I loved it. However I do find myself wishing that I still had the freedom of a laptop. If you can afford it I'd say get a iMac and then a MacBook. Use your iMac for things that need more power and have your MacBook for simple things like surfing the web, email, that kind of stuff. The new MacBooks look pretty nice and you can get the low end MacBook Pro with the illuminated keyboard for about $200 more.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm getting a medium end 15" MBP with a SSD. Pretty much the best thing about the iMac over the MBP is the lovely large screen!
  6. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    I'm in the same dilemma. I am, as of right now, leaning toward getting an iMac because I already have an iPhone for mobility and a 2006 Macbook. Also, if I don't have a new Macbook Pro, my girlfriend will be more open to me getting the Apple Tablet next year.
  7. heliuscc macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2009
    Get both

    I'm getting a 13" MBP and a 27" iMac when 10.6.2 comes out, just to check the bugs are ironed out. Should get a good three years out of the two of them.
  8. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    well looking at your signature, I'd say MacBook Pro, however, between the two, I'd say go with iMac
  9. tony97007 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009

    I'm loving my 15" MBP. It's easily the finest piece of computing hardware I've ever owned, and I've been at this a while. It's virtually silent, starts up almost instantly, has great performance, great screen and keyboard, battery life, I could go on all day. :) Ultimately I think it really boils down to whether or not you plan on wanting to take the thing with you when you are out and about.

    Hey by the way, if you happen to be an iPhone user too I'd love to point you to my free iPhone polling app called Show of Hands. We're still looking for our first Hawaiian voter. :)


  10. 929406 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    if i had to choose just one it would definitely be the MBP as you can just plug it into an external monitor while at home and instant desktop. They are fast and powerful enough for 90% of any applications you may throw at it anyway.

    However I am thinking of an additional Imac just to keep at home as well, should really enjoy the screen
  11. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Well the iMacs start out with faster processors, so that is pretty good. The displays, if you get a good one, are also awesome. The iMac feels a bit more "new," as the refresh just happened the notebooks have been out a while.

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