2.53 BackBook Pro 13" and 15" Differences

ZebOfMac

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So basically what are the differences in the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro computers currently out?

So far I have figured they are very much the same with
screen size differences
the 13" has one audio jack where the 15" has an in and out
Video are both integrated using system ddr3
and the rest is identical.

What are your view points on these two systems.
 

mrsir2009

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Well, I have the 2009 UniBody 13" MBP, and its a great little machine:D With 4GB of RAM in it you can do quite a lot, and casual tasks are pretty fast. I'm not sure with the 15", I've used a 2007 15' MBP but not a UniBody one. The bigger screen size gives you quite a lot more screen real estate, if you need it. But the 13" size is fine for most. The only reason my Dad has a 15' MBP instead of a 13" like me is because his vision isn't so good, thus the 15" easier on your eyes.
 

kolax

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Just the screen size, and the two audio ports.

The only reason my Dad has a 15' MBP instead of a 13" like me is because his vision isn't so good, thus the 15" easier on your eyes.
How is the 15" easier on the eyes..? It has a higher number of PPI (if only slightly) than the 13"..

Just because the screen is bigger, doesn't mean it is easier on the eyes or fonts etc are bigger.
 

jmoore5196

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I've had both the 13" and the 15" versions ... I just sold my 2.53GHz 13" to buy a new 15".

The "easier on the eyes" part is certainly true if you're trying to edit multipage layouts in, say, InDesign. The 13" screen gets a little cramped for graphics work ... even Photoshop, in my estimation.

Still, the 13" is a good travel machine and ideal if you don't do much in the way of graphics or text editing.
 

Gabriel GR

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Just the screen size, and the two audio ports.



How is the 15" easier on the eyes..? It has a higher number of PPI (if only slightly) than the 13"..

Just because the screen is bigger, doesn't mean it is easier on the eyes or fonts etc are bigger.

The 15.4" has less pixels per inch than the 13.3" (110 vs 113.5 for the 13"). Things ARE larger on the 15.4 and some find it easier on the eyes.
 

kolax

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The 15.4" has less pixels per inch than the 13.3" (110 vs 113.5 for the 13"). Things ARE larger on the 15.4 and some find it easier on the eyes.
Okay I got the numbers backwards. But the PPI difference between the two is pretty much negligible..

What is 'larger'? We aren't talking about going from 110/113 to 133 that you find on the 17" MBP.
 

Gabriel GR

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Okay I got the numbers backwards. But the PPI difference between the two is pretty much negligible..

What is 'larger'? We aren't talking about going from 110/113 to 133 that you find on the 17" MBP.
In order to get similar ppi to the 17, the 13" needs a 1440x900 resolution and the 15" 1680x1050.
 

ozreth

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How has nobody mentioned that the 15" has the 256mb 9400m AND a 512mb 9600m GT?
 

Reviresco

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I have the the 13" .53 MPB and my flat-mate has the low end 15". They are identical apart from the screen. I went from 17" Powerbook G4 to 13" MPB, screen size dif is an issue but if your a student who doesn't use graphic progs regularly then the dif in portability is the winning factor. Best machine i've ever owned.
 

solarein

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Feb 24, 2010
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Eek I hope not... Though it sounds like 2 speakers on my 13" MBP.
Where are the speakers, actually? I remember seeing some holes in the top left corner of the keyboard and thought that was one speaker, but couldn't find a second one on the right side. It occurred to me now that that hole might be a microphone and the speakers are elsewhere entirely.