What shall I get

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rookies, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. rookies macrumors member

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    #1
    Ok Folks....

    I am into Photography and currently own a MacBook Pro 2.16Ghz with 3gb of memory it about 2 years old. I am not sure if the performance is dropping on it or not. But what I want is to be able to work on a 24 " Screen for my photography work using aperture and CS4.

    Should I buy a External monitor for my macbook if so which one since the new apple one wont work on my Macbook Pro.

    Or a Mac Mini with a display.

    Or a iMac which one.

    I dont want to spend anymore than £1200 if possible.

    Regards
    Andrew
     
  2. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

    jtgotsjets

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    Lawrence, KS
    #2
    If you can't actually tell if your performance has dropped, I'd say it's a good bet that you don't need a new machine. Go for the external monitor.
    I've heard that dell's high end is comparable to the ACD, but i'll leave the actual suggesting to someone more versed on the subject
     
  3. hector macrumors regular

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    Cheltenham, UK
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    Maybe think about selling the MBP on ebay (you ought to get a pretty good price, there are 2 at the moment for £700 and £800 buy it now) and investing in a 2008 24" 2.8 imac, they have been coming up for £950 in the refurb store.

    If you got £700 for your MBP, then you could have the sweet (nearly) new imac for only £250!
     

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