2010 base 15" or 2011 high end 13"??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gox81, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. gox81 macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2011
    Okay, found a store where they're priced the same..(1499€)
    am I correct by leaning towards the 15" cuz it has dedicated graphs compared to the new 13"? I want to use my MBP also for 3d drawing and rendering..other than the normal stuff.
  2. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    go with the 15 incher..more real state is always a good thing.
    i bet whatever you want to do, my 2008 early edition 15inch macbook PRO can do the job.
  3. Alpha.K macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    I'm in exactly the same dilemma right now, made even tougher by the fact that the 2010 refurb 15" is $1200. The 15" definitely has better specs in terms of cpu and gpu but the 13" has the faster ram and thunderbolt.
  4. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    If thunderbolt is important to you, just go with the 13. More "future proof" if you will...
  5. pricej636 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2010
    You aren't going to notice the faster RAM, and you will have nothing to plug into your "thunderbolt" port for quite a while.

    15" refurb has more bang for your buck.
  6. Alpha.K macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Fair Point, but thunderbolt may become useful in the future if it catches on, but that will be a while, remember USB2. I suppose i should get the 15" refurb.

    By the way, is it just me or do the new ones have a lighter colored unibody?

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