Is the IMac faster than the MacBook Pro?
August 19, 2012 3:20 PM Subscribe
My older Mac mini cant handle my music making needs anymore.
I use it to run Logic, Reason, and many soft synths. as well as record
8 channels of audio and applying effects etc.
I am not sure if I should get an Imac or a MacBook Pro.
posted by digividal to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Someone told me once that the Mac Mini is basically a laptop without the screen, and that makes sense to me, after having opened a few of them.
I have no personal experience with the iMac though I have seen a lot of them. I need a new computer that can handle al of my music making needs.
I figured I would buy an Imac since I hoped it was more of a regular computer than a laptop but thinking about it has made me unsure.
The basic question I have is if a brand new MacBook Pro will be slower than a brand new IMac?
All things being equal I would prefer a MacBook Pro I think, but in terms of expandability and IO + processing power is one preferable to the other?