13'' MBP + 24'' LED Cinema Display vs 15'' High Res MBP

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  1. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    What do you guys think?

    13'' MBP + 24'' LED Cinema Display or the 15'' High Res MBP.

    The price difference isn't that great. Portability is very important to me but I also want more screen real estate. I don't do heavy video editing or heavy photoshop and I'm not a big gamer.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    If portability is your main concern, and you don't do much in the way of heavy processing, get a 13" machine and a 24" display. Have you considered a MacBook Air?

    Also, don't feel you have to buy an Apple display. You can get a display of equal (if not superior) quality from other vendors. This Dell display, for example, has more ports (so you can plug a gaming console or a TV tuner up to it), and a matte display rather than glossy (which may or may not be a benefit depending on what you like) for $300 less than the Apple display.
     
  3. MacSignal macrumors regular

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    Another Vote for the 13 + Monitor

    13 + 24 inch monitor would be a versatile set-up that offers the most screen real estate. Likewise, the Dell monitors mentioned in the previous post would get a good look if I were buying that size monitor right now.
     

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