base cMBP 15 2012

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  1. PapaVBnMOMO macrumors member

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    I was gonna purchase the MBP 13 i7 2.9 for 1400 but saw on the refurbished section a base cMBP 15 i7 2.3 for not much more.
    Will be used for school, photo/video editing, some design.

    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    How much more?

    If you're okay with carrying the extra weight, then go for the bigger screen. (And I believe it's much more powerful as well)
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    The 15" would be better for video editing since it has a discrete GPU :). However you might feel the extra weight of the 15" if you are going to be lugging it round at school...
     
  4. PapaVBnMOMO thread starter macrumors member

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    the refurb is 1530, so a little over a hundred more, but it is refurb vs new... but i believe they have the same warranty
     
  5. token787 macrumors regular

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    I notice the extra weight with the 15 when lugging it around. 13 may be less noticeable.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd get the 15" model because you get a larger screen which you'll need and the discreet GPU.

    I had a 13" MBP and found for photoshop, it was a bit too small. I think the weight/size difference isn't so much that you'll really regret it, especially when you have more screen to do your editing.
     
  7. PapaVBnMOMO thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx for the inputs...I think I can handle the 15 inch, my previous windows laptop was 15 inch. If only the 13 inch had dedicated gpu, I like that form factor better. How's typing on the 15 inch, I tried out the 13 inch but not the 15 inch.

    Thanks
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Same keyboard.
     
  9. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    This.

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  10. TRAV9614 macrumors regular

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    I have the 15" refurb you are talking about and couldn't be happier. It is pretty much a new machine without the new box. I would definitely go for the refurb, and it really isn't that heavy.
     
  11. kitzuki macrumors regular

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    i recommend if you live near a microcenter go there and ask what they have open box for 15s
     
  12. Riffraffer macrumors newbie

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    You get a lot more out of the 15". You get a nicer graphics card which will help for video editing and gaming if you like to do that. 15" and 13" might seem like a small change in screen size but it makes all the differences when trying to watch a movie with more than one person.
     
  13. rMacBookPro macrumors member

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    +1
     
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  16. PapaVBnMOMO thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replies...I was so ready to get the refurb 15" than this 13" retina rumors comes alive again...

    Do you guys know when apple starts to counts the 14 day return policy, does it start when the purchase is made or when it is delivered? That way I'll wait till the 15th to order so I'll have until the end of the month to return if the 13" retina does come out...
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I think it would begin when the product arrives :)
     
  18. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    yes it does.
     
  19. PapaVBnMOMO thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx for the confirmation, now I just hope it'll be official before the end of the month.
     

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