Upgrading from Macbook Pro. Questions!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thebeautyisfake, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. thebeautyisfake macrumors regular

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    Hi all!

    I've prioritised a bit and decided to sell my 2010 MBP and buy a new iMac. A few questions!

    -This MBP is a 2.6ghz i7 (dual core). I'd like the base 21" iMac with the quad core i5. Is there a performance increase here from my MBP?

    -I've noticed the GPU is the same as t he ones they put in the notebooks at the moment. How does this fare for light gaming (World of Warcraft, TF2 etc)?

    -I'll be using this mainly for music editing (orchestral, so HDD intensive). Is this a good choice?

    Offtopic, but I'm selling my current MBP and I've advertised it as including student warranty (UK educational purchases include 3 years as standard). Is this still valid with the next owner? Do Apple still offer this warranty plan with 2012 purchases?

    I hope people can give me some insight :( Thanks!
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Barely an upgrade. More like an "up-right":D

    You can do all the things listed but you could have done them on the laptop as well. You will get a faster HD, slightly faster processor. The games you listed should be fine but no Battlefield 3 and highish settings for you.
     
  3. thebeautyisfake thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm not expecting a huge increase in power. I prefer being at a desk and having the larger screen so the desktop works best :)
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  5. thebeautyisfake thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in the UK and the cheapest refurb 27" is £1,199:
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FC813B/A

    The price I'm getting for the MBP means I can get a base 21" with a student discount and still have a tiny amount left over :) I don't really want to spend outside of that. Otherwise you could guarantee I'd be getting that big screen!
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Ahh! no worries!
     

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