2016 13" vs 15" for FCPX

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmberry1, May 8, 2017.

  1. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    I have been going back and forth between:

    13" MacBook Pro
    i7 3.3 ghz dual
    16 GB
    512 GB SSD
    Intel 550

    Or 15" MacBook Pro
    i7 2.7 ghz quad
    16 GB
    512 GB SSD
    AMD 455

    I plan to edit 4k video so I lean towards the 15" but have these hang ups on the size compared to a more portable 13". Pricing is relatively the same between the two models. Anyone have experience with the intel 550 and 4k editing? Thanks
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    15", without question. The dGPUs absolutely scream for FCPX and the quad-core CPU adds some great horsepower. The 2016 15" chews FCPX for breakfast.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    The 15 inch will be far faster for rendering and exporting (at least 2x as fast) its that simple really, if time isn't an issue buy what you like, if it is the 15 inch makes more sense (and with only $100 to upgrade to the 460 AMD card its worth it for the extra horsepower and vRAM in 4K editing).

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