imac 27 inch i5 vs macbook pro 15 inch i7 for video editing

I'm doing some heavy video editing and consider upgrading to final cut pro. Need advice on what machine either imac 27 inch i5 or macbook pro 15 inch i7 to run the program. thank you in advance.

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    just from what you're saying I'd have to go with a mcp 15 inch I7 simply because the processors, and as a video editor myself, I like having the ability to edit in different places/on the go, it makes you more mobile and maybe more prone to outside inspiration haha. but having an i7 processor would be a huge advantage simply due to the hyperthreading capabilities (Hyper-Threading (Intel Core i7 only — a technology that allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. So a quad-core iMac has eight virtual cores, all of which are recognized by Mac OS X. This enables the processor to deliver FASTER PERFORMANCE by spreading tasks more evenly across a greater number of cores.) with the heavy video editing you mentioned, you're going to want to be able to render those files faster. and in my opinion, the i7 should do that for you better than an i5.

    having hyperthreading should help a lot

    - hope that helps :)

    • Answered by Jonathon C B from Concord
    • 09 2, 12