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

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by absolutazn87, May 11, 2010.

  1. absolutazn87 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    New York, NY
    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.

  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    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

    May 8, 2010
    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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