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iMac - Can someone help me?


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I have a MBP 15", 2.2, 2 gb Ram and 120 gb Hard drive. I bought it in November of last year and now I want to get a 20" Imac desktop but I'm not sure if I should. I like the portability of the MBP but I would like a bigger screen. I would appreciate any advice!!!!
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Why don't you just buy a 20" flat screen and connect it to the MBP when you are at home?
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Do you think that that would be fine? I thought about that but I wonder about the MBP's capabilities as compared to the desktop.
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Well is your MBP able to handle the work you throw at it or is it struggling?
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So far everything is working great! I'm only running Adoble Lightroom and I haven't any problems yet but I wonder when I get Adobe CS3 if that will slow the MBP down -
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I'm gonna say it's probably not a necessity that you get a new iMac. Your MBP will probably be able to handle CS3 quite well.

That being said, if you want an iMac, and you have the money, go for it. I have a 24" iMac, and it's so gorgeous. I'm sure you'll love it.

Macs are kind of like crack, they're very addicting. So I understand where you're coming from
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I'd have to agree. When I get home I just love looking at it. It's an awesome machine. I would like to buy the 24" but I can't afford to spend that much right now. Thanks for the advice
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I'm running CS3 on my 2.4ghz MBP, and it runs great. It also ran well enough on my old 1.67ghz G4 powerbook.

Just get a bigger monitor and you'll be set.

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Avenger thanks man. I love my computer!! I really do. I was wondering if it was worth it or not. Thanks! I figured as much. I think I will buy a 20" or 22" monitor and buy AppleCare so I don't worry about problems later. Thanks!
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