Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jun 13, 2011
    Posts
    1
    need help deciding on imac
    I bought my first apple march 2010. I bought a 13"mbp the baseline 2.4ghz and maxed out the ram to 8gb. I love it and am thinking of buying an Imac base line. My fiance wants to buy my mbp. I was thinking is an imac that much more of a performer. i was thinking I could just install a ssd and that may give me the oomph i am needing. I do a lot of photoshop work. I know that my quadcore windows machine needed the power, but my mbp runs rings around that amd machine. I was just curious as to the true performance gain. I am just looking at buying the base 21.5 and maxing out the ram.

    any help or insight would be appreciated. I will miss the edit on site feature but if work pics up might grab a base air for on site work.

  2. #2

    powermac G5's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 17, 2008
    Location
    Bowmanstown, PA
    Posts
    256
    Specs:
    *27" imac C2D 3.0/1TB/16GB**Mac Pro Octo 2.8/4x1TB/16GB**Mac Pro Quad 2.66/2x1TB/8GB**iPhone 4*
    Quote Originally Posted by jbzy3000 View Post
    I bought my first apple march 2010. I bought a 13"mbp the baseline 2.4ghz and maxed out the ram to 8gb. I love it and am thinking of buying an Imac base line. My fiance wants to buy my mbp. I was thinking is an imac that much more of a performer. i was thinking I could just install a ssd and that may give me the oomph i am needing. I do a lot of photoshop work. I know that my quadcore windows machine needed the power, but my mbp runs rings around that amd machine. I was just curious as to the true performance gain. I am just looking at buying the base 21.5 and maxing out the ram.

    any help or insight would be appreciated. I will miss the edit on site feature but if work pics up might grab a base air for on site work.
    You have a few macs, you know the power.....Go on, take the leap!

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Sep 11, 2010
    Location
    Moved to Spain in 2000 after enforced early retirement and a bad divorce
    Posts
    154
    Specs:
    iMac24,iMac27,iMac21.5-i3,iPhone4-32gb,iTouch3.32gb,iPad1,Apple TV,iPodClassic160gbx2
    As someone who bought both the iMacs 21 and 27 recently, I would say go for the bigger size.

    You get more space to view everything, and the cost factor isn't that great.
    Live each day as it comes - it may be your last !?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help deciding between 2012 iMac vs Base Retina iMac
    By juneuprising in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-21-2015, 03:10 PM
  2. Help deciding between 2012 iMac vs Base Retina iMac
    By juneuprising in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-21-2015, 03:02 PM
  3. Need some help deciding imac or mac pro
    By JM Photography in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-15-2008, 07:20 AM
  4. Deciding to buy a new imac
    By sollibon in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2008, 12:25 PM
  5. Help deciding between Mini and iMac
    By itisadeal in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-05-2006, 12:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •