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james alexandrou
2008 Imac vs 2011 macbook pro
on Aug 3, 2012 at 11:48:11 am

Need someone more informed on these things then me to help out.

I currently use a 24 inch Imac 2.8Ghz 4 Gig Ram Intel 2 core duo 1tb - I mainly use it for Final cut basic editing - any hardcore graphics intensive after effects is done someplace else.

This machine is my first love its brilliant and has served me well BUT I'm thinking of getting something a little more portable - Macbook Pro

So my question is, If I were to but a 2nd hand (I.e - more in my budget) 1-2 year old Macbook pro will it stand up against my imac in terms of performance?

Ideally I'd like a machine that will perfom as well and which I could pick up at a moments notice while on the fly.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: 2008 Imac vs 2011 macbook pro
on Aug 3, 2012 at 4:37:14 pm

If you're not going NEW,...then I would hold of.
Buy some ram for your iMac.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Andrew Rendell
Re: 2008 Imac vs 2011 macbook pro
on Aug 4, 2012 at 9:50:51 am

My early 2011 i5 MBP is a significant step up in performance from the Core 2 Duo iMac. (The i7 is better than i5, but it's nowhere near as big a difference as going from the Duo to the i5 when running FCP7).

The other thing to bear in mind with editing is that screen size is an issue - I wouldn't advise anything less than the 17" screen model unless you're going to plug up a second screen as a matter of course, which rather negates the portability aspect of using a MBP.


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james alexandrou
Re: 2008 Imac vs 2011 macbook pro
on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:41:09 am

Thanks,

That's what I needed to know. For editing at home I'm gonna hook up a screen to compensate for screen size but for portability I reckon the MBP is gonna fit me nicely

Cheers


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