13 with SSD or base 15 for dev work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajhd, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. ajhd macrumors newbie

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    Looking to upgrade my development laptop. I have an external monitor so the 13 screen isn't as big of a deal. Really wondering if the SSD would be more useful than the extra CPU and GPU in the 15.
     
  2. wjossey macrumors newbie

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    I'd say go with the SSD. If you're like me, where you need to be able to run lots of VMs to cross-test, and you absolutely hate it when your favorite IDE starts to page (unless you're a VIM or emacs user), then definitely go with the SSD. My 13" core2duo from 2009 still hums along to this day with a great SSD.
     
  3. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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  4. ajhd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would the extra cores of the 15 not help a VM more than the SSD?
     

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