MacBook Pro or iMac? Need advice.

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Trevor Weber
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MacBook Pro or iMac? Need advice.
Dec 23, 2008

I shoot RAW with my 12mp Nikon D90 and usually stick to pretty basic editing (sharpen, crop, WB, straighten, contrast, saturation, exposure comp, noise reduction).

I've just decided to upgrade from my 4 year old PC to a Mac. My PC is way to under powered to deal with anymore.

I've got a friend that can get me a discount at Apple and I have narrowed it down to a top of the line 17" MacBook Pro (2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM) or 24" iMac (3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM).

Would the MacBook Pro be plenty fast for my needs, or would folks recommend the additional speed of the iMac? I really like the portability of the MacBook but can live without it if I have to. I did hear rumors that the iMacs are going to get a graphics upgrade in Jan. I guess I should take that into consideration too.

Oh, and does anyone know if I will be able to move my Capture NX2 license over to a Mac version? I hope so.

All opinions welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks,
Trevor

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