Old iMac faster than "classic" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yoak, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    I've had my 24" 2,16 iMac for over 2 years now when I just bought a 2,5 MBP (early 2008).
    I thought the mbp would feel much faster, but I have to say the iMac feels faster.
    Both run 2 gb of ram, Tiger on iMac, mbp with leopard.
    Is this because the mbp has a 5400 rpm hard drive or is something not right?
    Ps I run fcp6 and other everyday apps
     
  2. vincebio macrumors 6502a

    vincebio

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    i also have a 17" penryn 2.5 MBP with 4gb of ram, and an iMac 24" 2.4 with 2gb of ram.

    on many of my tests, the iMac is faster...

    i have no idea why.

    i bought both on the same day, even though the updated imacs were about to launch...and even on the first day after a clean install, it was faster...
    :confused:
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Even if the MBP had a 7200 RPM drive the iMac would still be faster because the HDD in the iMac is a desktop class drive while the MBP's is a notebook style.
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    The iMac has a desktop class hard drive which is faster than notebook drives AND its components aren't as downclocked/power managed/throttled for thermal issues as they're on notebooks
     
  5. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoak

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