Imac Vs Macbook Pro
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:09 PM
I am by no means alone in this - many many people have had problems with the biggest MBP apparently, and having now had two (both with problems) I don't want another one.
So - I have two options...
One is to buy an iMac - 27 inch 2.66 quad core.
The other is to buy a 13/15 inch MacBook Pro and add the 24inch cinema display.
In order for them to both cost the same (a steep £1800 or so before educational discount) the specs will look like this...
iMac: 2.66 Quad core - MPB: 2.26 core duo
Both 4gb, costs about the same to make them 8gb
iMac: 1TB - MPB: 500GB
iMac: 512mb - MPB: piddly frankly
Now, I do a lot of work at home on music notation software, which is why I need a big screen, but I also work at school so portability is a bonus. I don't game on the Mac, so the graphics are less of an issue aren't they? I have the XBox, PS3 and Wii for that lot
Which should I do?
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:23 PM
Also you'll get the mouse and keyboard with that But ohhhhh, get the iMac.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:24 PM
How dare you not talk to me, i see how it is now......
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:27 PM
I can get a keyboard and mouse with the Macbook Pro, then when it's on the desk it's just like a big desk top. The cinema display isn't exactly ugly now is it?
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:34 PM
Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:01 PM
If you can cope with only having 250GB HDD, the spec above is brilliant. I use photoshop CS4 extended and that has never had any issues on my machine. Also the cinema display is brilliant, saw one in the apple store today and it was very nice indeed! You can then hook it all up in HD using the DVI out from the MBP.
The screen on mine is 13" and has a resolution of 1280x800. It is plenty big enough for sitting on your lap with, and taking to school. Also, I've never had any issues with build quality since getting it at crimbo.
Hope that helps, I'll be on FB chat if you want any more advice
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