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Imac v Macbook pro for a studio
Old 4 weeks ago
Gear Maniac
Imac v Macbook pro for a studio

Hi Folks,

Currently have the Mac pro 2013 (Trashcan) and am looking to upgrade.

I use Logic and Ableton and do a lot of work in the box.

Trying to decide between the iMac 3.6GHz 8-core i9 and the MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 8-core i9. Both seem to Turbo Boost up to 5.0 so unsure what these means regarding capabilities. Otherwise specs seem similar.

Any guidance would be great, thanks in advance.
Old 4 weeks ago
Lives for gear
Heat dissipation! The fans on the MacBook Pro will come on, and be louder, than the iMac. Oh, yeah, there's that 27" 5K screen that works pretty nicely too...

If you don't carry the Mac around the iMac will probably be a happier choice. More ports and user-expandable memory...

I just upgraded to the 5K iMac and am *very* happy (upgrade from 2013 quad-core i7) - night and day...
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