return imac for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frocco, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    Hello,

    Would it be a mistake to return my imac i7 27" for a MBP 17"?
    I was thinking of getting a PC desktop for gaming as the games I play on the imac refuse to go full screen. (Metal of Honor breakthrough)

    Would I notice much difference in performance?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

    Jaro65

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    Your iMac would likely be a better gaming machine than an MBP.
     
  3. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

    frocco

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    You read my post wrong.
    I said I was thinking of getting a PC for gaming and a MBP for everything else.
    I do nto have enough room for two desktops.

    Thanks
     
  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

    AdamRock

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    sounds good, 1 pc and 1 laptop.

    exactly my setup.

    preformance wise idk what your comparing it to...obviously the MBP will have less power then the imac but for a laptop the MBP will suffice.
     
  5. tekksan macrumors regular

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    You could also dual boot the iMac into windows to get better game performance...video drivers for windows are often times better suited to gaming IMHO but I think you're right. Get a mbp and a pc suited for gaming.
     
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  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

    Jaro65

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    Yes, I did misread the PC part.

    Are you sure you need an MBP 17? I have one and love it, but I'm most likely getting a new MBA for when I travel. Those machines are really nice.
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Why is that?
     

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