Upgrading from a 2007 iMac to either MacBook Pro or iMac i7... benchmarks required

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deakin, May 15, 2010.

  1. deakin macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    Hello, from a long time lurker first time poster!

    I currently own an iMac7,1:
    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB DDR Ram
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT (128 MB)
    Screen size 20" /Resolution 1680 x 1050

    I will be using it for Adobe After Effects CS5, Lightroom 2 and Final Cut Pro (workflow will include a Canon T2i/550d)

    The machine I currently have really doesn't cut the mustard now I'm trying to work with HD footage, and After Effects is a complete nightmare/sluggish!

    I understand the iMac i7 is a speed demon, however I'm not sure if I'm moving this Summer, I love to use a laptop and the advantages include being able to show clients my work. BUT, realistically how much speed difference will I see with MacBook Pro i7 / iMac i7 compared to each other and the iMac I currently use.

    Thanks all in advance, your help would be really appreciated.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. deakin thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
  4. deakin thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    would really like some help with this please!

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