Should I exchange imac for MBP 17?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frocco, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009

    I have lost wifi a few times and the screen seems brighter on the bottom right.
    How happy are you with the MBP?

    I am thinking of returning it tomorrow (14 days up)
    Would there be that much of a speed difference?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The speed difference depends on what iMac you have, the lower i3 is slower than the i7 for example.

    I have an iMac (2007) and a 17" MBP (2009) and I use both.

    Do you need the portability?
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Mbp. You can always get an external monitor if needed. Why not have the best of both worlds? :)
  4. ChrisLovesSaw macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
    I use an external monitor with my MBP and it sucks. I have to close the lid to where it is as tall as my finger to trick the thing into thinking there is no monitor so it defaults to external. It's a real annoying hassle with the MBP.

    But still, if needed do it. Don't buy an iMac if you have an MBP.
  5. cryer macrumors regular

    May 3, 2010
    This should help:

    If you are going from the i7 iMac to even an MBP i7, the difference is pretty big as the i7 desktop processor is an actual quad-core whereas the notebook i7 is not. In real world use though, you'd only feel it if you plan on doing some intense tasks, otherwise it may not matter.
  6. Narse77 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    You do not have to keep the lid open to use an external display.

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