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

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Questions thread
expireduser Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: ? - 27" iMac vs Retina MBP as a desktop machine.

MtnGoatJoe wrote:

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.

I was talking about the 15" MacBook Pro, it has powerful GT650 1GB dedicated graphics. It also has 16GB maximum memory and is quad core. The 13" model has the very weak integrated graphics, is only dual core and has 8GB maximum memory.

I would not even think about going with the 13" model. I often forget it exists in these sort of discussions, it doesn't even register as a legitimate option in my mind.

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