upgrading from a mainly a visual aspect.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stevo8, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I have a older MBP. Its a 2.0GHz core duo(pre core 2 duo) and has already been upgraded to its max of 2gb ram. I do a lot of photo editing on a separate Dell monitor while I watch tv and movies on the 15" monitor. Now Im wondering if I should pick up a better external monitor(looking at a 20" cinema display for $300) or if I should save that money and put it towards a 2.4 or 2.66GHz 20" aluminum Imac? If I did that then I could also eventually move to 4gb ram which I cant do on my current MBP.

    So basically in lame man's terms. Will upgrading to a aluminum Imac make my pictures and movies appear more appealing then they would be on my older MBP and a 20" cinema display?
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    Tough one.

    I'd save for the upgrade, personally. With the monitor all your getting is the monitor, but getting a shiny new Mac, well, thats a shiny new Mac.

    One thing you have to think about though, is you'll be losing the portability that comes with the MBP, do you cart it around a lot?
  3. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I take it to class with me but I wouldnt be getting rid of it if I got a imac. I just wouldnt be getting the cinema display.
  4. hhlee macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
  5. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I was thinking the same but now I am being told I could get basically the same monitor from a different company for cheaper :confused: Im obviously inexperienced with this stuff but I really dont want to spend un needed money on a monitor thats no better then a cheaper one.
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Lay Man's Terms
    And i would save your money if i was you, especially as theyre about to update the imac.

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