15 or 17 2011

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  1. yui4 macrumors 6502

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    Which would you opt for?
    1. Base spec 15" 2011 with AppleCare
    Or
    2. Base spec 17" 2011 without AppleCare (& won't be buying it)
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    1, But only because I rely on my systems and usually buy applecare (which has always worked out for me). However, having owned a 13, 15 and 17 inch, I find the 17" to be most useful for my purposes.
     
  3. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    How about this: Option 1 and then buy a larger monitor down the road.
     
  4. yui4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Do keep in mind that your usage needs may make a difference and the Base 17 has better value in the price difference, as not only is the screen size larger, the resolution is better and it is the HR screen, the processor is faster, and the included graphics card is better than the base 15 as well. These differences are the reason that you need to address your usage patterns and needs when asking this question (for instance if you game or do lots of encoding and number crunching, all of these extras could make a difference greatly).
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    15" = lighter
    17" = bigger screen

    depends if you want to be more mobile or not
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    It depends on what you want to do…If I am an artist I would love to take my hands on large screen. If you just do simple basic task then 15" is enough for you….Some people said 17" notebook is a desktop pc replacement…So think about it.
     
  8. B.LI macrumors regular

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    Take a look at the stickies :p it has a break down table to help you decide depending on your needs...

    Click me
     
  9. henry72 macrumors 65816

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  10. Performa636CD macrumors member

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    Get the AppleCare
     

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