So, I'm looking at buying myself a MacBook Pro but I don't know if I should go for the 13" or 15" MBP. Which do you guys think is the better buy, and why?
Should I get the 15" over the 13" if I'm looking to not only type papers, browse the web, listen to music, but also to do things like play some games like gta, sims? I also like to convert movies format, rip movies, unzipping large files etc... I know that the 13" can do this but would the 15" perform these significantly faster than the 13" cause of the quad core processor?
I could also do with the larger screen for watching movies and I need it to last me for 4-5 years at least... So should I get the 15" MacBook pro base low end model? That's the best I can get at the moment but may upgrade ram to 8gb and get a 256gb ssd after a year or 2..but my main question is whether it will have much faster speed than 13" pro with 8gb ram and ssd in it when ripping movies, unzipping large files or converting large movie formats etc..?
How's the portability compared to the 13" too? I would not be bringing it around that much, occassionally when I travel I'd bring it on the plane?
Thanks for the input from you guys.. Now it seems like its between 13 air and 13 pro... Assuming I get i5, 8gb of ram and 500gb hdd for 13" pro and i5/8/256SSD for 13" air, would pro rip movies/ convert formats/ zippin much faster cause it's more powerful? Or does both also have minimal difference in time needed to perform such tasks?
Also gaming is just a small priority, just when I'm bored since I use consoles. Can the air handle that? And I will have lots of typing when school reopens, possibly 5hours a day for an entire week. This is my largest, largest concern because I keep getting the feeling that this thin machine will start wearing out before I use it for around 4years... Obviously I don't know the true power an air holds, so could someone tell me if it could do that?