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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hi I am a new user here. I am thinking of getting a new iMac referbished from an apple store for about $1,300. My brother brought up that I should get a MacBook Pro. My question is for what I am going to use this for is a lot of video editing. So I really do not need to be portable. Which one is more powerful? I will be using the editor FinalCut Pro X. And I will be doing other things like photoshop and illustrator.

If I were to get a iMac, would that be more powerful for less money? or do you think that a MacBook Pro is about the same as an iMac.

Here is the iMac that I am thinking

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Standard video card.
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They are pretty much neck and neck. The MBP might have a slight edge depending on which MBP we are talking about. >_>"

I would get the iMac for screen real estate plus you can add more RAM.



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if you don't need it to be portable then go for the iMac the bigger screen will be helpful when editing.
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If I were to get a iMac, would that be more powerful for less money?
Generally speaking:

- If you're spending the same amount of money...you get more bang for your buck with a desktop.

- If you're getting exactly the same specs (or same benchmark numbers)...then the desktop should cost less than the same performance laptop.

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They are pretty much neck and neck. The MBP might have a slight edge depending on which MBP we are talking about. >_>"

I would get the iMac for screen real estate plus you can add more RAM.



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