upgrading from a mainly a visual aspect.

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

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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