Retina iMac VS rMBP late 2013

Discussion in 'iMac' started by curtoise, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. curtoise macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    Currently I have a rMBP late 2013 with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 and a 4k UHD ASUS 'retina' monitor.

    I'm thinking on getting the 5k iMac 4.0Ghz Quad Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 256 SSD plus 4GB video.

    Can anybody tell me if I'll notice a big difference in speed or screen improvement? color accuracy will be better than the ASUS but I'm already at 3840 x2160 and it looks pretty good.

    What about speed?

    I'm debating on spending $3000 for almost no improvement on speed or screen.
  2. hyune83 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2008
    You probably notice the increase in pixels. 5k is much more than 4k.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Performance-wise, maybe. It's only noticeable if you do a lot of CPU-intensive tasks.

    Screen improvement? Hell yes! :D
  4. curtoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    Really? Do you think the already retina 4k at 3800+ resolution on the ASUS will be improved in the iMac?

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