Thread: Macbook Pro or iMac
03-02-2010, 09:36 AM #1Macbook Pro or iMac
I am a college student who is working on my degree in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology and am currently looking to upgrade my laptop. I currently have a 2007 Macbook (White), which I have upgraded to 4GB Ram. The laptop is great, besides some cracking that I plan on getting repaired, but I feel like I may need to upgrade in order to handle some of the programs I am going to need in many of my classes.
Now the reason I came here is that I do not know what Mac I should upgrade to. I can afford either a Macbook Pro or an iMac but not both. My question for you is, which would I be better off getting: the 15-in 2.66 GHz Macbook Pro (the most expensive I can afford) or the 27-in Quad Core iMac (Which is only $50 more than the Macbook Pro)?
I hope that someone out there will be able to help me. Thanks in advance.
03-02-2010, 09:46 AM #2
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i would go with the iMac. you have a mobile computer now. the iMac gives you a bigger screen to do work on.
03-02-2010, 09:53 AM #3
03-02-2010, 07:22 PM #4
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I will second that opinion. You already have a quality MacBook. Even the dual core iMac would do what you'll need it to, but you'd be crazy not to get the quad core if you can afford it. That guy will be a workhorse for you for years to come.
03-02-2010, 08:42 PM #5
I'll third it.
Go with the iMac - you can get more computing power for your money.
There are people who still use the first generation G5's.
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