Advantages of 2016 13 inch over 15 inch

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    what are the advantages of the 13 inch touch bar rmbp over the 15 inch?
     
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  3. Altis macrumors 68020

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    And less expensive.

    // end thread :cool:
     
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  5. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    Is that a real question? The only advantage I can think of is it's smaller, in case you want it smaller.


    Besides that, nothing, the 15" is more powerfull, and bigger (for me that is a pro not a con).
     
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  7. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So would you say you get more value for money with the 15 inch?
     
  8. zcohenzion macrumors newbie

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    i think the only 2 advantages are:
    1. extra portability (1 pound lighter and smaller footprint)
    2. lower price
    if you don't need to carry your laptop with you too often, and can afford the 15 inch, that would be my choice.
    for 1 extra pound (450 grams) you get a larger screen and better performing laptop that might last you longer...
     
  9. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Would you say it's still portable enough though to carry around and use on trains, planes and in coffee shops etc? Especially given that the new MacBook Pro is smaller than the previous generation anyway?
     
  10. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    They are both extremely portable. If a 4lb laptop is too much for anyone, I suggest a gym subscription instead of the MBP.
     
  11. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's more that my previous 17 inch was just too much hassle to get out on a flight because of its sheer size.
     
  12. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    The 2016 15" MBP is only slighter bigger than the 2008-gen 13".

    As I said they're both extremely portable. Your 17" was never designed as a portable computer though. Your best bet is to go to a store, and check them out side by side...
     
  13. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    None of my local stores have display models yet of the touch bar editions.
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    I gues because I'm used to the 17 inch too, 13 inch would be a big step down.
     
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    If it's a major concern then you'll be best to wait. If you can pop in over lunch have a look at the current 13/15" (I think all stores have the none TB 13" out). The new ones are smaller than the old ones, if the 15" on display is small enough, then you'll be fine with the new one.
     
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    If you're looking at the no-TB 13", another advantage is battery life. After using mine for a few days the 10 hours or so during normal use appears to be pretty realistic. On very low load at 100% my computer has reported an estimate of up to 20 hours.
     
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    All night long baby!
     
  19. nbwallace macrumors member

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    The 13" has a smaller footprint than my 13" macbook air. I like it, it's secondary computer for the road and I like having something small and light to carry to work every once and a while.
     
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    It's cheaper. 15" is powerful, light and ok priced for its category. 13" is ok in terms of performance, a bit heavy for the category and relatively overpriced.
     
  21. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I use a 14 inch windows laptop at work. I find this portable enough and looking at the dimensions, the width and depth of the 15 inch touch bar model is only 1cm larger. It's actually thinner and lighter.
     
  22. Ender17 macrumors regular

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    And less expensive. Portability vs performance.
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    Gonna go out on a limb here and suggest those concerned about portability are considering the footprint - some airplanes and trains have little personal space and 15" laptop may be a tight fit
     
  23. Voley macrumors regular

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    15 is too large, you won't be moving it around a lot without second thought as you would with 13.
    It is just too bulky, huge.
    Also 13 just looks much sexier. Here, check out this image:

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    Like, why this ugly space between screen and keyboard on 15?
    Why the grills are so huge?
    Finally, why the keyboard is so small? They are identical keyboards, only on 15 it is pasted into middle and looks ugly as hell, but on 13 it looks great.
     
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    The 15" is about the same size as my 2011 13" and I don't find it too big to move around. Sounds like you've been spoilt by smallness, 'nout wrong with a little curves bud ;)
     
  25. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    Because the sound quality on the 15" is better (and needs bigger speaker grills I'd imagine), and the bottom frame is bigger for improved thermal management since it's using a quad core processor.
     

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