13" C2D or 15" i5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynewromantica, May 25, 2010.

  1. mynewromantica macrumors regular

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    I am going to get a MBP tonight (hopefully). I have had my heart set on a 15" i5. But now that the time has come the price feels like so much more now that it is actually coming. So i was thinking maybe the 13" will work for what I need. Here is what I need:

    Play games like HL2, CS:S Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2. Mostly Source based games. This is really important that these work good.

    Aperture, I need it to be fast. I hate waiting to process the RAW files.

    Photoshop CS5. Again, fast. Aperture spits out 100MB+ PSDs sometimes and working with those can be a pain sometimes.

    HandBrake. I rip a LOT of movies and TV shows.

    Regular school stuff.

    What is going to be best for me? I can stomach the cost of the i5 if it really going to be the best fit for me.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Kevin 177 macrumors newbie

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    Shell out the extra cash, would probably be worth it with all those programs
     
  3. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    It's really up to you. A 13" will definitely do what you need it to do, but why not get the i5? I was caught in the same situation recently and i decided to go for the 15" with no regrets.
     
  4. vant macrumors 65816

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  5. Batman101 macrumors member

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    I dont think spending over 1000 dollars on a core 2 duo device is really smart consider it is going EOL very soon.

    Yeah, you might say core 2 duo can do whatever he wants to do right now. Lets say if a 486 can do whatever he wants now, should he spend over 1000 dollars for that 486 laptop just because it looks good?
     
  6. mynewromantica thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. jmdMac macrumors regular

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    Same here. Go for it!
     
  8. Phazer macrumors member

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    Even though the 13" model would work just fine, you'd might aswell get the 15" since you're spending already alot of money
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    good choice ;)
     

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