11-12-2007, 03:28 PM #1MacBook Pro or 20" iMac? having a hard time deciding
Another PC outcast coming over to the "white side" here!
I'm trying to figure out what would be best a 15"/17" Macbook Pro or a 20" iMac? Portability is not a big necessity for me but it would be nice. I do a lot of downloading, Internet, casual at best game playing. Also once I get a digital camera I'll do a bunch of Photoshop and editing.
What's most important is:
-Hard drive space is paramount. But can always add on an external.
-Good graphics processor is important. (I might hook it up to my HDTV and do some PVR'ing)
-Price is not a big deal.
I've been looking at the Macbook Pro's more because it looks like they out perform the 20" iMac's according to specs, right?
11-12-2007, 03:54 PM #2
If price is not a big deal and a huge amount of portability is not needed all the time...
11-12-2007, 04:30 PM #3
11-12-2007, 05:50 PM #4
i love my 17 inch. occasionally i hook it up to my 50" plasma and play some games on that. its awesome.
11-13-2007, 12:29 AM #5
Mines a 15" though...not a 17....but yes, id still take it over an iMac...the 20 inch one at least. I would love to get my hands on one of the 24 inch ones though!!
11-13-2007, 02:25 PM #6
If your going to get serious about photos then go with the MBP and an external large screen, or the 24 iMac, the screen is considerably better than the 20 incher w/gradient issues.
11-13-2007, 08:21 PM #7
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If you're only going to have one computer, then you might consider getting a 15" MBP and a nice external display. If you get one of the high quality non-Apple displays, you probably won't be paying any more than the 17" MBP. The reason I say to get a MacBook Pro (rather than the iMac) is the portability factor.-- Unibody 15.4" MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core2Duo Penryn, 250 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 9400M & GeForce 9600M GT w/ 256 MB) --
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