To wait for the new iMac or get the MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ZaneGott, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ZaneGott macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    What I'm actually wondering is that,

    1. What updates might happen to the new refresh of the iMac for 2009?
    2. When would it be released?
    3. Should I get an iMac or a MacBook Pro (I could get the best of either product)?
    4. Which would be better at playing WoW with(With decent FPS)?
    5. I'm also going to college to learn about Audio Engineering.. So which would work better for starting a home recording studio?
    6. Which is guaranteed for best performance?
    7. Which would have better performance with ProTools?

    (Also posted on the main apple forums)
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Performance - whether it's WoW, Audio Engineering, or anything else - is going to be very comparable between an iMac and MacBook Pro.

    What you really need to ask is, do you need the portability of the MBP or the screen size and HD size of the iMac?
  3. QueenZ macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2008
    Do you travel a lot? They are almost equally good for your needs but if you're on the way, you definitly want to go for MBP..
  4. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Wait as long as possible then, your assured the latest and greatest. :confused:
  5. ZaneGott thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    Well, that's probably one of the hardest questions since Portability would be really helpful (For school and recording friends at their home and what not..) but the Screen and HardDrive size of the iMac is what I'm also going to be needing. Since it's out of the question to get myself an MBP with a Cinema Display.. I might choose a MacBook Pro with 2 Portable Drives.

    Now the new question would have to be, MacBook Pro 15" or 17"?

    The screen would be nice, but the performance might be troubling in the 17"..
  6. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    If you have to get a MBP then get 15 inch, upgrade the hard drive and buy an external monitor. Problem solved.

    You could get a Macbook if you want to save some money.


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