big or small upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mike.t, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. mike.t macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.53GHz 13" MBP with 4GB of memory which mainly gets used for photoshop and Aperture. It's a bit slow processing big raw files but apart from that works very well.

    I have a few ££ sitting in my bank account and would like to upgrade to make photo processing a bit quicker. Should I bite the bullet and go for a new top spec 15" (which would give me a bit more screen too, which would be nice) or install some more memory and perhaps a bigger hard disk in the 13" and spend the balance on beer and women?
     
  2. evaporateddwarf macrumors regular

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    If you have the money, do it. If it's going on a credit card, wait.

    I will say, I used a 2.4Ghz 13" mbp with 4gigs of RAM for a few days, and being on the 15" 2.2 quad i7 with 8gb is incredible. It is noticeably faster, even on menial tasks. I am running large data sets in stata and excel, and even copying data is quicker. Copying a few thousand points and moving them over would take 5 seconds sometimes on the 13", and on this it's instantaneous.
     
  3. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    :cool: I wouldn't upgrade your 13". Just spend some money on beer and woman and save up for the latest 15" :)
     
  4. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't upgrade the 13''. When you can afford it I'd move on to a more powerful 15''.
     
  5. mike.t thread starter macrumors newbie

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    excellent, i'll go shopping!! anyone want to buy a 13"? :D
     
  6. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Do you exchange it for women and beer? ;)
     
  7. mike.t thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes! :D:D
     
  8. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    A'ight I'll give you a 15'' woman and a 17'' beer for your 13'' MBP :p

    Seriously, you will love your 15''.
     

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