13in MPB or 15in MBP fully spec'd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pseudopod, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Pseudopod macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just a noob here on the forum. I am slightly OCD about my next MBP purchase and would like some input.

    I intend to do some video editing with either iMovie or FCPX for work presentations and lectures.

    I love my current 13in MBP for its portability and size but hate how the new ones don't have quad core. I am dubious about the 15in because it seems a tad big and IMHO uglier.

    I usually use my laptops for 5 years before I upgrade. What would your recommendations be?

    TIA
     
  2. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Portability vs. quad core and bigger screen. Nothing more.

    Keep in mind that the 13 can still do video editing; just a bit slower. Hell, the new Haswell 13" is scoring close to my top level 21.5" 2011 iMac quad core 2.7ghz i5 in geekbench.
     
  3. Pseudopod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply. Yeah I think it will have to be the 15inch. quad core is the foreseeable future. I will have to swallow my ideals and improve my carrying strength.
     
  4. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    Here's a good 15 minute video comparison of the 13" vs 15": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ocU5Y2q_0
    I also do lots of video editing, but ordered the 13" because it's plenty fast and significantly smaller and more portable which is important to me because I travel alot.
     
  5. Pseudopod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Kathy,

    Do you use iMovie or FCPX?

    Time wise are you okay with the rendering times etc.?

    TIA
     

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