Should I buy a new iMac or ye olde Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nightmarejosh, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. nightmarejosh macrumors newbie

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    So I had my heart set on a Mac Pro until the new iMac comes out with similar specs to what I was looking at for seemingly less money (esp since it includes the monitorr).

    I do a lot of print design work in Photoshop where my file sizes sometimes get up to 1GB or more in size (posters tend to get this large)...so I want something that can do the job. I know there are differences between the imac processors and the Mac Pro's Xeons...but not sure if the improvement is worth the price difference. Any advice I could get would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. nightmarejosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fairly tight...I'd like to get CPU and display for less than $3,000
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd get a refurbished Mac Pro for $2,199, a LCD of your choice, and then some 3rd party RAM.
     
  5. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you do professional work, the new iMacs have glossy screens. I think for pro work in photo editing you need a matte screen. If you get an iMac you'd probably need a separate monitor. Get a Mac Pro if possible.
     

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