Which seems more sensible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Meever, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of getting a macbook pro and an imac eventually.

    I was thinking I'd either get a i5 iMac now (well soon), then wait a few refreshes of the MBP 13 (maybe the little guy will get a dedicated GPU in a few revs too and even an eventual quad?) and then pick one up once it gets some more horsepower under the hood.

    That way even if the iMac becomes inferior to the MBP I can still use the redonculously gorgeous screen as a display/handle torrents/networking/watching movies. And have the MBP be the workhorse.

    OR....

    I can get the 15' MBP now and get the iMac a few refreshes later (more GPU power, light, USB3, blu, etc).

    The 15' can do most of what I want to do on the go. (medium gaming, heavy browsing, photo, etc) Who knows, maybe they'll add some amazing features if I wait a bit....

    Anyways, some input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The question is whether you need a portable or not. Ultimately that will dictate how you decide.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    go the iMac now. because you will be waiting an eternity for light peak/usb3/bluray etc. quad core MBPs will not be around for a good year or so i feel.
     
  4. Meever thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I asked the 8 ball. It says "maybe"..... *sigh* XD
     
  5. boston44 macrumors 6502

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  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    two votes for imac now ;)
     
  7. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Get the imac now, as it was just updated.

    If you get the macbook pro now, you may have a new one released in a few months. This way you get the newest imac now and can wait to delay your purchase when newer macbook pros come out.
     
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Hard not to go for the new 27" iMac. And wait for the next MBP's.
     

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