wait for iMac 21.5" refresh or get new MBP 13" or 15"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AluminumMB, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. AluminumMB macrumors regular

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    The 21.5" is great because it features an IPS panel with 1080P resolution + wireless keyboard and mouse. My fiance has one and its amazing. However, the new MBPs have a better GPU and I plan to do some light gaming on it, especially when Steam is out. The MBP 15" provides a much better CPU though and video card but at a cost thats $500 more than both options.

    I will finance the laptop/desktop over a 1 year term. I just want to be productive and it will be primarily used for work and business use. I work in the IT industry and will also use it alot for reading eBooks and virtual machining.

    Thanks
    Please advise
     
  2. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    get a 13inch with a nice display (dell has some really nice ones and they are not expensive too)
     
  3. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Someone should just write a program to answer these questions.

    It all depends on what you want. A desktop or laptop. And how much you want to spend.

    YOu can get a 21.5" iMac with a 4670 vid card in it for $1300 in the Apple refurb store or $100+ off from MacConnection, or MacMall or those places.

    If you don't want portability you get more for your money with an iMac. More hd space, bigger screen, faster cpus & vid cards, etc.
     
  4. AluminumMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    :apple: so the imac is better bang for buck? the gpu 9400m sucks tho
     
  5. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Well if you wait for a refresh it will likely be much better.

    When it comes down to iMac v. Macbook it is all whether you want portability or not. iMac is better/cheaper option for desktop.
     
  6. AluminumMB thread starter macrumors regular

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    so when can we expect a refresh for the imac?
     
  7. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

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  8. EasyJW macrumors member

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    new imacs won't be out for a while. get the 13 with a nice display as said above i say [​IMG]
     

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