13" with SSD or 15" without SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blimundus, May 4, 2010.

  1. blimundus macrumors newbie

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    Am I right in thinking that for light use, a 13" C2D with an SSD is snappier than a 15" base level i5 with a 5400 HDD?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The SSD will be faster regardless but I would buy either one and get a third party SSD.
     
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    ^ This, but I would get the 15". Not because the i5 processor will be loads faster than the C2D, but because of resale value. the 15" seem to be holding their value better than the 13 for some reason. SSD prices continue to fall, just order the stock 15, buy an SSD and 2.5 external case. Install the SSD and use the HD as your portable backup :)
     
  4. lordofuo macrumors regular

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    Even if it was impossible to swap to an SSD later, I would still get the 15 inch. More screen space, etc. Just a more valuable computer. (Though I am still very happy with my 13 inch. :D)
     

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