Upgrading from Macbook Pro. Questions!

thebeautyisfake

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Mar 4, 2010
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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!
 

derbothaus

macrumors 601
Jul 17, 2010
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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.
 

thebeautyisfake

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 4, 2010
109
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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.
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 :)
 
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