? - 27" iMac vs Retina MBP as a desktop machine.

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Questions thread
MtnGoatJoe
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Re: ? - 27" iMac vs Retina MBP as a desktop machine.
In reply to expireduser, Mar 22, 2013

Nicholas W wrote:

They have similar resolution, both have quad core CPUs that aren't all that different in speed. They both have thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports. The retina MBP is only available with 8GB or 16GB of memory, while the iMac takes up to 32GB, so that might be a factor in video editing.

Don't forget the video card. The MBP uses the Intel HD Graphics 4000 while the iMac can have up to a 680MX card, which is MUCH faster than the Intel chips.

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