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

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

  1. gox81 macrumors member

    gox81

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    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

    markrivers

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    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

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    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

    vincenz

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

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    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

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    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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