New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - Which iMac should I go for?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
KILLxTAC

 
Member Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 1
KILLxTAC is on a distinguished road

KILLxTAC is offline
Alright guys, here's my situation. As of right now I own a Macbook Pro. Here are the specs.

17" Macbook Pro w/ Glossy Screen
- Mac OS X Version 10.5.6
- Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Graphics: GeForce 8600M GT

I use this laptop for numerous reasons, but the main reason is for music production. I own a Mbox2 that runs along with Pro Tools 8, the newest version. Prior to upgrading to Pro Tools 8, my macbook ran pretty good when I was doing all of my music production. But, since upgrading, this hasn't been the case. Along with all of the upgrades, new instruments/plug-ins etc. came a slow running macbook. I also do some video editing with Adobe After Effects and plan on getting a copy of Final Cut Pro in the near future. I just recently decided that it's time for me to upgrade to an iMac so I can get better performance out of all my tasks. I am looking at the 24" iMacs because of the increased screen size (helps with editing in Pro Tools) and the performance that is associated with them. I am not super tech savvy when it comes to performance issues, so that is why I am here. I wanted to know which of the three options of the 24" iMac I should look at. Should I go with the 2.66GHz, the 2.93GHz or the 3.06GHz version (also, what are the differences between the three)? Along with video editing, I also play games on my laptop and want my iMac to hold its own on the graphics side, so should I go with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB? Any information would be greatly appreciated guys. Like I said, I am not to tech savvy so as much information as possible would greatly help my decision. I posted this on MacRumors and a lot of people are telling me to just upgrade my RAM. What are yalls suggestions? Thanks a lot!
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,812
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Just my humble opinion...but I don't think that you're going to get much of an upgrade going from 2.4ghz MacBook Pro to one of the newer iMac's.

Those MacBook Pro's are pretty powerful computers. Remember...an iMac (in many ways)...is just a "non-portable" laptop with a bigger monitor.

Hope this helps,

- Nick
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Sata | Emac question about cd/dvd player »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Transfer from old imac OS 9 to new Imac OS X el_lasso Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 02-26-2008 06:03 PM
iMac G5! Apathy Apple Desktops 12 02-12-2008 07:19 PM
The New iMac (merged) EDIT-XTREEM Apple Desktops 7 07-21-2006 04:29 PM
Swap a PowerMac for an iMac? Smileyguy Apple Desktops 4 12-27-2005 11:17 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?