13in 2.66C2D 256SSD Vs. 15in 2.66i7 stock: Which would u choose?? Help!!

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  1. soapage macrumors member

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    I am about to purchase either a 13" 2.66 c2d 4 gigs ram and 256SSD or a 15in 2.66i7 hi-res anti-glare. My budget is 2,500USD. I use my computer for movies, some hi-def videos, light gaming, some light video and photo editing. I also use my computer as my main work laptop that I handle word, excel and parallels. I guess if I chose the 13" in i would buy a cheap monitor for work.

    This will be my first mac:D
     
  2. jozu macrumors newbie

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    if it were me I would get the 15" hands down, i7+330m 512mb >> SSD. Not to mention the bigger, higher res screen. Are you sure you want that antiglare screen though? The all glassy glossy screen is pretty sexy, especially when it comes to movies, pictures, and games.
     
  3. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    You can always add a SSD later with the 15" as the prices come down.

    Another option to consider is the 17" i5 antiglare. You get an express card slot and 1920x1200 resolution.
     
  4. AppleDNA macrumors newbie

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    I also would get the 15". Having used a 15" MBP for the last four years, I can't imagine going with a smaller screen. Especially for the creative work you'll be doing, however light, you'll want that screen real estate. At the same time, though, that SSD would be sick, but I just wouldn't give up a bigger screen for a faster hard drive.

    DISCLAIMER - I might be slightly biased, having ordered a 2.53 GHz 15" about 15 minutes ago :apple:.
     
  5. Naish84 macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely the 15!!:

    - much better cpu
    - extremely better screen
    - 2x faster gpu

    you can always upgrade the hd later, maybe at half price considering that ssd are still too pricey right now. I am sure that in less than 1 year you will be able to find a much better deal on an ssd
     
  6. soapage thread starter macrumors member

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    perfect... thanks guys... so i will take the i7 and I guess i will settle for the glossy screen and save those 100 bucks.

    They do have the 15 i7 hi-res glossy at the store right?
     
  7. navicaph macrumors newbie

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    I think storage capacity is more important than anything. Just me though.
     
  8. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Unless you absolutely need the form factor of a 13", I see no reason to buy one of the new 2010 13" MBPs. Go with the 15"/i7 with a hi res screen.
     
  9. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    No. Only the matte hi-res at the stores. I bought a 15" from Best Buy, regular glossy. Saw the matte hi-res at the Apple Store, and switched out. The matte hi-res is amazing. See for yourself before you commit.
     
  10. soapage thread starter macrumors member

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    ok ok one last thing.. i am about to go to the apple store... would u get the i5 2.53ghz and buy extra 4 gigs of ram over the web for a total of 8 gigs.... or would u buy the 2.66ghz and just keep 4 gigs of ram total?
     
  11. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    Most stores only carry the high res anti glare
     
  12. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    No question, go with the i7/2.66.
     
  13. soapage thread starter macrumors member

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    crapp... guess iw ill have to settle with the hi res antiglare... cause i cant order online since i dont live here and I am fly back to my third world home in a couple of days... well... anthing is better than nothing :D
     
  14. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I was in the same position, and I chose 13" with 256 SSD. Reason being I have a Cintiq I can treat as an external, and I like that the SSD will be covered by AppleCare.

    If your Mac's going to be your sole machine AND display, go the 15" route, can always get SSD later.
     
  15. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Get the 15", then buy a 256GB SSD for half the price and install it (it isn't that hard, I did it twice and I am in 8th grade, but I did do a 150 piece puzzle at the age of 3, no joke I have a video)
     
  16. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Or get the 13" 2.4GHz with 512GB SSD. That would literally be the coolest laptop out there (sorry sony z)




    just kidding, I hate VAIOs
     
  17. soapage thread starter macrumors member

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    crap apple and its ssd drives.... i am so confused.....
     
  18. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    About what exactly? In my opinion there's no question, go with the 15" i7. Unless you absolutely need the 13" form factor, the new 13" MBPs aren't worth the price of admission.
     

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