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Been putting off upgrading my 2007 iMac for too long. Spec wise, Which would be the better choice of these 2? I do have an 24" IPS display to use with the a MacBook, so screen size is not an issue.

I'm mainly use Photoshop & Lightroom.

 
Posts: 2094 | Location: Grand Rapids, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unless you really need a 'walk-around' computer I would go for the iMac. In fact I decided to do just that when it's time to replace my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) that I use as a desktop and no longer carry it around.

Also the iMac is 50% faster than the MacBook Pro you have selected, not withstanding the i5 vs. the i7 processor.
 
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Since you indicated that your primary use will be Photoshop I would go with the iMac if it can hold more than 16GB of RAM. Also since I don't se how much RAM the MacBook Pro has, whatever is in it is all it will ever have.

I use my MacBook Pro as my primary computer because I have the option to take it with me anywhere in the world if I want/need to. If thats' not a concern, then go with the iMac.


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Poobah
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Thanks for the replies! Wasn't sure how much of a speed difference there was between the two. I really don't NEED the portability, so it sounds like the iMac is the way to go.
 
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Poobah
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Well, I didn't go with either one, went for 5K!

http://store.apple.com/us/prod...-with-retina-display

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Posts: 2094 | Location: Grand Rapids, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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The one you selected looks like a beautiful machine. Purchasing a refurb direct from Apple seems very wise. Am still using an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro refurb (one of my 3 currently used Macs).

Let us know how you like it after working with it awhile.


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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I'm really liking it. Apple dropped the price on the 5K iMac (refurbs too) less than a week after I purchased it, I called and they refunded me the difference! Just bumped it up to 24 GB of RAM.
 
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