13 non touchbar or 15' 2015 MacBook Pro?

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  1. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    I need a new machine for university
    Portability isn't much of an issue as I always keep my computer on my desk

    I am looking at the 2015 15 MacBook Pro,
    The 13 non touchbar model or even the iMac.
    The programmes I will run is mainly Microsoft office....but a lot of streaming as well..:
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Get a 2015, but get the 13" model instead of 15".
    This will give you portability.

    Then, use the extra $$$ to get a 27" 4k display for your room.
    LOTS of screen real estate to enjoy...
     
  3. jmebbk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Portability isn't that much of an issue to me TBH
     
  4. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    What are your needs for processing, playing, working, etc? If I'm just taking notes I'd go with the cheap MacBook Air with the current extra discount. While not a popular notion I subscribe to the "buy what you actually need" crowd and not the "buy whatever you want" crowd. In the end it saves a great deal of money and the money you save can be put towards more useful things.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    If it never leaves your desk buy an iMac....
     
  6. jmebbk thread starter macrumors regular

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    The thing is it's going to be my main computer
    A computer I watch videos etc...:
    The MacBook Air is too thin and doesn't have an CD drive. The air is for people who want to take it everywhere with them.
     
  7. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    Then I'd say a 2015 MBP 13" would probably be more than plenty and more affordable given the new MBPs.
     
  8. Patron_Saint Suspended

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    Because CDs are dead media at this point. No current MacBook or iMac has a CD drive.

    If your needs are strictly word processing and watching video, get a base MacBook and a nice monitor. That way you have portability for note taking in classes, and your desk setup otherwise. You don't need the power of a 15" MBP, or even a 13". So save the money and get a more suitable machine for your needs.
     
  9. jmebbk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm thanks for the advice
    The MacBook is too small and only 8gb ram.
    Thinking of getting the iMac
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    Yeah or the 15' for the bigger screen
     
  10. jmebbk thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's an good idea
     

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