12" v. 15" PB/MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by brosef9, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. brosef9 macrumors newbie

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    I go to school at the University of Florida and I need something that is easily portable and light to take to classes for notes and looking like im busy in a really boring lecture. I'm holding out for the MacBook Pro's for sure, just not sure if I'm going to need the 15" or not. Eventually, I would like to get a G4 PowerMac for video editing and media storage, so it's not going to be a desktop replacement. I was wondering, all you PowerBook users, do you find a big difference with the weight and screen size? I know it's only about 1lb more for the 15", not sure what the difference on the MacBook Pros is going to be. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Well, we don't know if there will even be a Mac Book Pro below 15-inch, unfortunately.

    Personally, for me, if I was going to be taking the machine around everyday I would want something smaller than 15-inch. However, the 15-inch is very thin, and you get that beautiful display.

    What about an 13-inch widescreen iBook (er Mac Book), if one comes out in a couple months? It would be the white casing, but for notes and whatnot it would be fine.
     
  3. brosef9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you serious!!?? No smaller MacBook Pro? I hope your wrong... Oh well. This is going to be my last (first technically) computer purchase for a very long time, so I want a top of the line machine to keep up with technology. I just love the aluminum casings, plus the overall performance. I know the iBook/MacBook will be good enough for notes, I could technically use a PDA with a keyboard if I really wanted to. I guess part of it is the status of owning a Pro Mac platform. Man, I really hope your wrong... but now that I think about it, a 15" would be very nice. I'm typing on my 15.4" HP right now, and it is nice to have a nice screen, esp with the MacBook Pro's higher resolution (I'm at 1024x768 native). I would like to get a desktop for media editing though...I want to get back into DVEditing a lot more, esp because I found out that you can get check out the Canon GL-1 for free at the College of Education. I love state funded schools. One of our computer labs here is almost all G5's!!!!! Those are fun.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Why not just head over to an Apple retailer and compare a 15'' PB, to a 12'' PB. You should be able to decide from that.
     
  5. brosef9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've done that before, but I wanted to hear what others had to say.
     
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    If your doing video editing or photo editing, I think the 15'' would be the way to go.
     

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