Buy 13-inch low end or 15-inch loaded?

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  1. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    I've currently got a 2010 13-inch MacBook Pro. Should I sell my current MacBook Pro and buy a loaded 15-inch or wait until next refresh and buy a low end 13-inch for now?

    I'm heading into my senior year at highschool, so I want to get a new computer for college, and a new computer now.
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    I would check out some of the other threads on the topic. It's going to come down to what exactly you need the 15" for. And that's if you even need the 15", opposed to just wanting it.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    The answer to this is dependent on your computational needs, which you haven't stated yet. Otherwise you will get lots of different answers not grounded on your needs, but everyone's believes what Mac might be right for you.
    Like this: Get the high end 17" MBP.
     
  4. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have any needs to upgrade to the 15-inch, however the bigger screen would be nice.
     
  5. soco macrumors 68030

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    If that's the case, I'd patiently wait for Lion. Full-screen apps make the 13" seem much bigger and better.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It is not that much bigger (1440 x 900 for the 15" compared to 1280 x 800 on the 13").
    But if you have the money and the want, you don't need our approval.
    Btw, you could always get an external monitor.

    PS: I use a 17" MBP just due to its resolution. But my needs vary from yours I guess.
     
  7. Nocky24 macrumors member

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    Whats wrong with the 2010 13" that you currently have? If it isn't fit for purpose and you need something faster now, then the current 15" isn't a bad choice at all.
     
  8. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've already got Lion. :)
     
  9. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would be getting the hi-res anti-glare version.
    However, I'm also getting a TV for my room, so I could hook the MacBook Pro up to that correct?


    It doesn't have a warranty, and I've got some extra money and want the latest, greatest thing hehe.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can, but a TV is not meant to be used as computer display, unless you only use the TV to watch movies or pictures, as using the GUI on a TV can be quite a pain in the arse.
     
  11. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Probably just TV, movies, pictures etc. I'll obtain a desk monitor for actual work.

    I think the 13" model would work well then.

    Does it stutter doing 1080P video like my current MacBook pro?
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Your current mbp should not be stuttering playing 1080p for one thing
     
  13. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure does, for flash 1080P video like on youtube. Can't even play it. I posted here a while back and told it was normal.
     
  14. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    My C2D 2.4 13" can push 12+GB 1080p mkv's to my 37" LED no problem, so if yours is stuttering there's something else wrong.

    EDIT: sorry, started my post before I saw yours, didn't know you were talking about flash.
     
  15. tombubi macrumors regular

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    Buy it when you need it. If you dont mind waiting, why not?
     

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