best notebook size for lounging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim2006, Jul 23, 2009.


notebook size for lounging

  1. 13

    25 vote(s)
  2. 15

    13 vote(s)
  3. 17

    4 vote(s)
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    what is your favorite notebook size for lounging around the house away from a desk? which would you choose to surf the web away from your office?
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    Well, the 13" will be the most portable. I have a 13", and no external monitor to go with it, and I think it's very easy to read. And if it's small, but you want portability, you can always get an external monitor.
  3. theJamie macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    I lounge around the house with a 17. I LOVE 15's too though. I find 13's are better for the coffee shop. If I am at home size isn't really a problem.
  4. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    no external monitor can be used because no desk nearby.
  5. Kobra macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2009
    For me the 13" is the best size, a good compromise between portability and usability. I've used netbooks and larger ( 14", 15" and 17") laptops in the past. The 13" screen is big enough to display a website and the keyboard is full size for easy typing. It's weight is low enough for me to bring it with me when I head out on the town. I checked out the mbp 15 before I decided on the 13, but the 15 just adds extra bulk with a marginally higher screen resolution - it wasn't worth it to me.

    I've been using 10" netbooks for almost a year, will never do it again. Their screens are way to small for a comfortable reading and their cramped keyboards just didn't hack it...
  6. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    I meant for when you're at home. On the road, the 13" is great.
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    15 is best for at home. 13 is best for on the road.
  8. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    the 13 has a huge lead in the poll. for me its the 17 or 13. the 17 eliminates the need for an external display.

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