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p.1 #1 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


Both of my macs are pushing the 4-5 year old mark and it's time to upgrade. My dilemma is this. Would you rather go with a new MacBook Pro (15') or a new iMac(27") for post processing? I currently have the 24" version and love the real estate for working with images, but I also love the convenience of the MacBook Pro since it's always with me. What would you do?




Mar 07, 2012 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #2 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


how about a MacBook Pro and a good external screen?


Mar 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #3 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


howardm4 wrote:
how about a MacBook Pro and a good external screen?


I've been toying with that idea too, it's just been so long since I've bought (or used) an external monitor, I have no idea of a good hi rez monitor for photography. I know it can run upwards of another $1000 on top of the Mac. As it is now all I use the iMac for is photography and a server (4 hard drives attached to it for over 4TB of storage and backup) for my Macbook Pro. U use Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere so I need some horsepower and right now the old iMac doesn't have it. (or my MB Pro for that matter)



Mar 07, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


Previous thread on this question: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1026203/


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p.1 #5 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


Brian, can you use the monitor portion of the iMac as an external monitor? The reason I ask is that awhile back, someone stated that you can access the iMac monitor as a separate monitor. If you can, that could be your external monitor for a new MBPro, assuming that the iMac monitor is decent quality (IPS panel).

If you can't use the iMac monitor as a stand-alone monitor, it highlights the problem with an all-in-one system. Once the "computer" portion becomes outdated, the entire system, including monitor becomes obsolete. With a discrete system, you can reuse the monitor. I've upgraded my computer twice while still using the same monitor.



Mar 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #6 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


I believe only the later 27" generations of iMac can be used as a display, otherwise, it's a big paperweight or should go up on craigslist etc. yes, the problem w/ the all-in-1 iMac concept and I wish they would make a supersized Mac-mini


Mar 07, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · New MacBook Pro or iMac?


The older ones (19" and 24") cannot be used as a monitor only. Which SUCKS because I do like the display a lot. The new 27" can


Mar 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM





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