13" or 15"

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  1. mfaye21 macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I am just another person waiting for the new mbp's. I am a junior in high school and this will be my first mac. I have been planning on getting the 13 inch and have saved enough money for it. With selling my current laptop I should have enough for a 15 inch one. Now the question is..which one? I will be using my mbp for internet, office, heavy use of ilife, and light photoshop cs3 use. I am planning on this being my college laptop too. I need it to be somewhat portible. What do you guys think? And I know that there are already threads on this but none of them fit me.
    Thanks for the help!:apple:
     
  2. phrint macrumors 6502

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    Go to the Apple store and test out both of them. Come to your own conclusion as to which is best for you.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just wait until you actually go to college to buy one.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    13": less resolution, less weight (grams), less space to take away
    15": more resolution, more weight, more space to take away

    Both laptops are quite portable, I have a 13" and had a 15" and now also have a 17". The 13" has a good handling, the 15" is the middle, and the 17" can be quite a pain.

    I would go with the 15" just for the better resolution, which might come in handy in PS.
     
  5. mfaye21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you used the 13" for any photo editing? Was it really difficult?
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I've started with a 12" G4 iBook with 1024 x 768 pixel, it was okay then, but when I got a 13"MB and used a 12MP camera that saved photos as RAW, the 13" became quite small. Nowadays I use it at work for browsing or transcoding or other calculations, and I just find the resolution to small.

    So if you edit more than 3 photos per day that are bigger than 10MP, the 13" is definitely to small. And that is a bold statement of course, as others can do that with 13" quite good.

    PS: A friend of mine works with photos and graphics and started with a 13". He could live with that for 2 years, but since 2008 he switched to a 15".
     
  7. mfaye21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks! i defintally dont edit 3 pictures a day. Maybe one at most. I guess I should get the 13".
     

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