13 or 15" retina Mbp? Please help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by preoccupied85, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. preoccupied85, Apr 21, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013

    preoccupied85 macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
    I am trying to decide which one would be best for me. If I don't need to spend the extra $$ on the 15" then I'd rather not. I do graphic design/web design but never games/movie editing/3d modeling. So can I get away with the 13" without discrete graphics then? How much faster is the base 15" than the base 13" really? I plan on keeping my cycle of upgrading my mac every 3 yrs.

    FYI: Right now i'm still rocking a mid-2010 13" mbp with 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo and geforce 320M 256 MB graphics. Just not cutting it anymore.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated guys... especially from designers with said MBPs.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Sounds like you'll be working the GPU with how you use the laptop so I'd say the 15" with the discrete GPU.
  3. TC400 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    I don't like how Apple spec'd the 13 inch. I own a 15 inch. go with the 15 inch.
  4. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2012
    buy the 13 inch and put it through its paces, if you find it slow, return it and get the 15 inch. It may be the less convenient method, but its probably the best. That way you can be sure
    you have bought the right machine.

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