best notebook size for lounging

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

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notebook size for lounging

  1. 13

    25 vote(s)
    59.5%
  2. 15

    13 vote(s)
    31.0%
  3. 17

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    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

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    no external monitor can be used because no desk nearby.
     
  5. Kobra macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    15 is best for at home. 13 is best for on the road.
     
  8. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    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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