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    Nov 05, 2012
    Graduating college, Which Mac product is best to edit with?
    I'm graduating college in a month. We use Vegas pro here, and It's not really used in the professional world. I want to start working on a mac so I can use Final cut pro and Avid. My only problem is that I'm not sure which product is better. I'm looking to buy a refurbished IMac or Mac pro. Can someone help me, please?

    Here is a description of a refurbished Mac pro I currently have my eye on:

    One 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon E5462 "Harpertown" processor
    4.0GB (2x2.0GB) PC2-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM, supports up to 32.0GB
    320GB Serial ATA hard disk drive @ 7200RPM, includes four drive trays
    DVD-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive-DL
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    No AirPort Extreme card
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    2- Dual-link DVI ports
    5- USB ports
    2- FireWire 400 ports
    2- FireWire 800 ports
    2- Ethernet ports
    2- 16-lane PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 expansion slots (video card installed in one)
    2- 4-lane PCI Express (PCIe) 1.1 expansion slots

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    Member Since
    Nov 05, 2012
    If I edit off a hard rive, will I still be able to edit HD videos on a IMac without it being slow?

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    Feb 24, 2011
    March 2011 15" MBP 2.3GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB Ram | Mid 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 16 GB RAM 2 TB HDD
    What iMac do you have your eye on - so we can compare it to the Mac Pro?

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    Member Since
    Nov 05, 2012
    It's a Refurbished mac from 2010.
    Here are it's System configuration.

    21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT LCD display with IPS, 1920x1080 resolution
    3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor
    4.0GB (2x2.0GB) PC3-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM, supports up to 32.0GB
    500GB Serial ATA hard disk drive @ 7200RPM
    DVD-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive-DL
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    AirPort Extreme card (802.11a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Built-in iSight camera
    1- Mini DisplayPort
    4- USB 2.0 ports
    1- FireWire 800 port
    1- Ethernet port
    1- Secure Digital (SDXC) slot

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