iMac 27" or MacBook + 27" display

Started Jan 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 14,460
Re: iMac 27" or MacBook + 27" display

10sj03 wrote:

My question is which of the following options is better choice and why.

I think the key question is how much you want portability. (A secondary question might be whether you want your 27" screen to be a matte screen. This would be a choice if you went with the MBP and a third-party IPS monitor.)

We can't answer that question for you; we can only help to illuminate the choices.

I use my computer for the followings: writing codes for iPhone, Lightroom 3 for raw processing (40D and G11 files), MS Word and Excel and other general stuff like web and emails.

Lightroom 3 RAW processing will probably run faster on a quad-core desktop than on a notebook. The other stuff should run fine even on a 13" MBP (the desktop's advantage will be more in ergonomics, screen size, and Internet connectivity speed than in processing speed).

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