What should I get

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PXPrado, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. PXPrado macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    I am in the market for a new computer. I am looking at the iMac and Macbooks. What i want to know is, which is better for podcasts and other intensive application and maybe a game or two. I need some guidance on this.
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    Well, if you are strictly talking about podcasting and gaming the iMac by far.
  3. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

    Jun 29, 2008
    Beaumont, TX
    There is a forum for this type of question right under this.

    But are you considering podcasting an intensive program?
    If you are, then a Macbook will do it's justice.

    If you don't need portability ever then get a iMac.
    They are more powerful.
    But they are chained to your desk.

    With a Macbook, you can put a 23in ACD on it, and have a "portible iMac".
  4. Clyde099 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    iMac trumps MB for what you'll be using it for.
  5. PXPrado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Mod Can you please move this topic to the Correct Forum
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    For portability, a macbook. laptops are getting more and more popular since they can be taken anywhere. if you're a casual gamer, a macbook should suit you just fine, the graphics chip is pretty good, but not for any "real" intense gaming.

    macbooks are more expandable, easy to install a bigger HD, and ram, whereas the iMac just has a slot on the bottom for more ram... with a laptop, you could add a fairly inexpensive lcd monitor if you want more pixels.

    and next time, this thread should go into the buying tips, advice, and discussion forum... just a note :D
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    It is the old power versus portability argument, and your decision will depend on which of the two you think you will need more. I'd go for the MB, as it allows for portability and these days laptops/notebooks tend to be pretty powerful as well; hook it up to an external monitor if you really need a stunning screen for gaming. As another poster has pointed out, while the iMac is superb, it is also confining in that you cannot move it around. Cheers and good luck.
  8. PXPrado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Once again I apologize for my error. <start>Blue Screen of Death</PXPradio>

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