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| p.1 #8 · Anyone Running an iMac with Thunderbolt Externals? |
I run a MacBook Pro 15", quad-core, max specs, hi-rez matte screen, and a 13" MacBook Air, max specs. I am using a combination of FW 800 and Thunderbolt drives; and both machines can run the 30" Cinema Display screen perfectly. The interesting thing is that the little MBA tests 7,500 on geekbench; the MBP 10,300, and the quad-core Mac Pro desktop that these both replaced tested out at 4,300—and this was a quad-core machine.
The 15" MBP will perform as well as an iMac; if you need a bigger screen you can, and the laptop is portable. I will never use a desktop bound machine again.
If anyone's interested, I wrote a blog on how I keep these two machines synced, and it's HERE.
The beauty of either of these machines is that they have enough power to process big image sets AND you can take them on the job for those occasions where you need to work with the client on the location (John Deere is one of my clients, and this is something I need to do with them on every job).