2020 iMac vs iMac Pro

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

all right guys so every single video i've seen about the new 2020 imac has essentially been like it's the best imac for most people i agree with that it's amazing i mostly agree with that and it's like hey it's a pretty good buy right now i pretty much agree with that but then i've also seen this take that i actually have like you know perpetrated myself i've been like and nobody should buy the imac pro like get the new imac but whatever you do don't buy the the base imac pro or anything because it's just not that good

Uh up until i started using the new 2020 imac there's been a lot of hype around the camera being so much better and the microphone's been so much better and it's the upgrade that a lot of people waiting for and while that's true at isolation um the imac pro is still better at like a lot of really important things the quality of the speakers the quality of the mics potentially the quality of the camera being better on the imac pro as well but above everything else thermals thermal management alright i

Got some thoughts on this uh and i'm a little bit disappointed in the new imac like yeah it's faster than my imac pro spec wise but a lot of the peripherals are off to me and it confuses me because they're in the exact same body so i want to talk about that today drop a like if you're excited hit subscribe for more here's my case for why you actually might want to get the imac pro instead of the imac alright first up on my list most important thing here that no one has mentioned is uh the

Difference in thermal management so the imac pro has a completely different thermal system inside the machine to cool itself and i mean completely different like apple makes you believe that they're like the same kind of internals uh no like everything internally is almost different between these two which confuses me but that's just how it is i got my new imac i'm super excited and within minutes i'm hearing a fan come on when i'm editing a video

Especially when i'm playing like league of legends like a somewhat not even insanely graphically intense game and i'm like huh there's a fan on the imac because if you're an imac pro user you know that you never hear the fan and even when the fan is on it is silent like you can do anything on the imac pro it doesn't matter if you're doing teraflops of computing or like one bite a second you don't hear the fandom and even if you do it doesn't actually like register like

It's so quiet and so low you just never hear it dude the fan on the new imac is so loud i mean you can see it's already sleeping on me back here uh is this a big deal for most of you maybe not if you're somebody that does video recording podcasting something creative where you're recording audio maybe even music production might be something to think about there and like i've said no one has really mentioned this it's just been like don't

Buy imac pro and i played into that as well and then i started using the new imac and i'm like wow the fan is going a lot does it actually matter depending on what you're doing maybe not but uh does it affect your audio recording sometimes yeah absolutely the fan comes on pretty quick on the new imac now i have specked it out i have upgraded some things on the inside but still more fan noise than than i'm used to especially because i've been a bit

Spoiled here it's it's amazing like whatever apple's not the imac pro it's not in this world second apple makes such a huge deal not only about the camera which we'll get to in a moment but about the new microphones they got a three mic studio array with directional beam forming now nobody actually gets what that means it just means your voice sounds a lot better and compared to the last imac it sounds better but the imac pro has four microphones that have directional beamforming and audio on the imac pro

Sounds better again you might be thinking well if apple already had done it on the imac pro why didn't they just copy and paste it like the inside is so similar so here's me using the the new 2020 imac mic and uh you know it's better it's definitely a little bit of an upgrade i wouldn't call it studio quality as apple has gone to say next up is the imac pro which has been out for a little bit and uh you can see it sounds just a little bit better than the imac because it has four

Studio quality mics but it is good i'm sitting like literally regular distance like probably a foot and a half to two feet away from the imac it's decent you know it's better than using a little little macbook mic that used to be really bad back in the day i don't know why the engineering team made that decision but the mics on the newest imac still aren't as good as a three-year-old imac something to think about somebody that's also like huh like you're not gonna probably be doing podcasting with the

Mics i wouldn't recommend it even the pro imax mics aren't good enough to like i don't know listen to in a car or something but for facetime calls for zooms if that's something you're going to be doing a lot then objectively it is a better sound on the imac pro camera is a weird one all right so they're both 1080p cameras at this point they're both the highest quality cameras on a mac but still not 4k it's still like all right video

Quality i did it a couple of tests and like consistently the data rate on the imac pro was higher than on than on the imac so they're both 1080p but like the amount of data in every frame was just a little bit higher and it added up a little bit more quickly than on the imac it's kind of a weird one super niche this is one that you're pretty much not going to notice but if you look really really closely at a couple of images the imac pro again gets

It like it's got a slightly better system but what does matter again as well is apple making a big deal about the the new speakers on the imac they're so much better they're so much clearer i noticed immediately the second i played something on the imac coming from the imac pro it's like whoa they don't sound as good i got a second opinion from my dad who's literally sells audio equipment for a living and he was like yeah just it sounds a little bit muffled

Sounds very very compressed you go to the imac pro that's because they say that they're stereo speakers on both they have done something amazing with the audio on the imac pro um again this is not like breakthrough info that i'm sharing i'm simply putting this out here to make a couple points that it seems like and and for me who was like is in detect when i saw the new imac i was like oh

This blows the imac pro out of the water like it's not even close but the imac pro has so much more room for mobility it's a lot more expensive but it's also missing out on some of these key features that it seems like apple could have relatively easily transferred we're talking again this model's been out since december of 2017. and in two years they decided to go a different but lesser route with the imac than putting the best possible hardware they could have

Probably because it cost too much money for some of you it actually may make more sense rather than specking out this imac up to five thousand dollars which is what i did to to buy the new imac pro that's five grand you can find a better deal on it probably for around 4 500 with the new 10 core processor inside and that 10 core processor will be extremely comparable to the now 10 core processor that they carry in the imac so uh i want to hear your thoughts on this down below i know this is sort of a niche video

But even myself i was like all right like i know that there are some big differences but i didn't really know how big the differences were and uh i was very misled by apple's marking i thought that this new imac was just better in every way since it's been three years almost since the imac pro got touched but the 2017 hardware in there for thermal management the camera the speakers and the microphone and the ports are all

Better than the computer that released last week in 2020 so something to think about food for thought i don't know if this it probably complicates your purchase decision i know it did for me because now i'm like do i want to keep the new imac or am i happy with what i had probably gonna keep the new one but man i'm gonna miss space gray so pour one out for me in the comments down below space gray gang until we meet again probably on apple silicon all right that's all for now hope you enjoyed the

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