13'' MBP vs.....?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by UglyLittleSpud, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. UglyLittleSpud macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I'm seriously considering a 13'' MacBook Pro. I'll be using it for internet, writing screenplays, some light gaming and video editing. I was also considering the 15'', but it's a huge price difference between the two base models. Is it worth spending the extra for the 15''?? I have to say the resolution of the 13'' is a little off-putting in some ways considering the Air has a higher res screen...
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    I wish the MBP's had the MBA's screen, but I'm using a 13" MacBook right now (same size screen as the MBP's), and I can't say I've ever really wished for a bigger display. It depends on what you do with it, but I love this size, and wouldn't want a 15" if it were the same price (well, maybe an exaggeration, but you get the idea...).

    jW
     
  3. UglyLittleSpud thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool....I'm sure 13'' would be fine for my needs. Shame about the resolution though, that really does nag at me. Oh well...:apple:
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    How light (gaming) are you thinking? (which titles etc)
     
  5. UglyLittleSpud thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I have a PS3 for gaming, but the MBP would be for a few Steam titles I have like Portal 2. Maybe WoW..
    Other than that, just Mame and a few other emulators.
     
  6. Kristine macrumors 6502a

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    If you are seriously considering a MBA I would suggest you look at the screen in person and compare it with the MBP. I have just gone from a 2011 13" MBA to a 2011 13" MBP because I found although the MBA has a higher resolution, the quality of the MBP screen is much better.

    Having said that, my high-spec 2011 15" hi-res antiglare that I sold two weeks ago blows both the 13" MBP and MBA screens away (I sold only because I needed something lighter and smaller).
     
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    The 13 inch MBP will do that if you run games in bootcamp. I can play Portal 2 on medium settings with no problems whatsoever aside from heat... but that's a given.

    Get the 13 inch Pro.
     

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