Sell iMac + iPad? Need new workhorse for Photo/Video

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattSepeta, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    Heres the deal: Had an iMac + MacBook. Macbook crappe dout on me, sold it for parts and bought an iPad.

    Getting pretty fed up with NOT having portability options to work on the road/girlfriends/vacation, gotta get a laptop. Thinking I might as well sell my iMac and iPad and get some nice monitors and use a new MBP as main comp. Thunderbolt may be nice in the future, and I REALLY miss being able to process images away from home.

    Current iMac: 24" 2.8 GHz C2D + 6GB RAM + SSD boot/app drive


    Potential new MBP : 2GHz quad-core i7 + 8GB RAM + SSD boot/app drive (SSD + Ram upgrades will be 3rd party to save $$$)


    1. Can I expect a huge speed boost with Aperture 3, FCP7, PSCS4, etc... I really do not know much about processors.

    2. Any idea what I could fetch for my iMac? I imagine I could get $1,000+ on account of the $400 SSD upgrade? Am I right?

    3. I realize that Laptops are generally slower than desktops, but the iMac AFAIK IS a laptop, by all intents and purposes?

    Thanks for any answers to my questions! (Before anyone suggests I wait for new iMacs, most of my desire to upgrade is rooted in mobility, iMacs are great, but I can't put it in my bag)
  2. BigMoo macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2010
    You could probably get around a thousand dollars for your iMac. Check out the website mac2sell

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