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Graduating college, Which Mac product is best to edit with?


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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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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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What iMac do you have your eye on - so we can compare it to the Mac Pro?
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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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