13'' + ipad or 15'' macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crazymac2010, May 8, 2010.

  1. crazymac2010 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Hi GUYS:
    i am planning get my first mac. And i have two options:

    1. 13'' low end + 16g wifi ipad
    2. 15'' i5 2.4g macbook pro
    These are similar prices and my budget is $1700

    I am using a HP DV6000 pc right now. I want to use my macbook pro for at least 4 years and i will use it for movie, music, youtube, downloading, web browsing, a little gaming.

    I just wondering which option is more cost effective. Hope you guys have some suggestions.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Unless you have use for both, iPad and 13", get the 15".
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I would have to agree there, go with the 15". Unless you want a super portable laptop, then you could go with the 13 and some accessories, but I would say the 15. iPads are cool, but with such a portable computer, I don't see much use for one. Not sure if you need the extra power of the i5 in the 15", but that is always a bonus, along with a bit bigger HD. Overall, I think the 15 is a better choice for the money.
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    15" MBP.

    Also, I can see a 15" MBP + iPad, vs. 13" MBP, but not a 13" + iPad, that is just small and smaller.

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