Will I make the right choice? (Mac Book Pro) Life Span issues

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alebar14, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. alebar14 macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2007
    Auckland CBD, New Zealand
    Hi there,

    I just ordered a MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 120 GB / 2 GB RAM and it should be arrived next week while I am waiting for my parent financing some money this week.

    I just begin a freelance job in Graphic Design. I do work for a Magazine company as a part time job so far. The rest of the days is my plan to find a projects for my living cost and some save up money.

    At present, I do mostly print design, but in a future I will be looking at video editing. I want a notebook that I can rely on between 3-6 years lifespan.

    I love to think buying an iMac 24" at 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. But I want a portability.

    Am I doing the right choices ?
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    You made the right choice, your MBP will last you about 4 years in its effective life. An iMac, although seemingly more powerful, only really has the advantage in the speed of the hard drive (though you can get a faster one for your MBP) and the capacity of said hard drive as well as screen real estate. For those on a MBP, all you really have to do is hook up an external monitor and HDs.

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