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

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  1. deakin macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. deakin thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. deakin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would really like some help with this please!
     

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