Buyer´s guide

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yellowsnn0w, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. yellowsnn0w macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    Could you please help me decide which macbook pro i should get!?

    alternative 1: 2011, 13 inch 2,3 i5, 4 gb ram and 5400 rpm hdd ( ssd additional)

    2: 2010, 15 inch 2,4 i5, high res anti glare, 8 gg ram, 128 ssd

    benchmarks: 13: 5900
    15: 4900

    needed for office, ps 5 and aperture, and the whole daily things

    is the performance difference important?--> i don´t do video editing.

    thanks
     
  2. tekkietekkie macrumors member

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    Aug 26, 2010
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    depends what you want, bigger screen the 15"

    if you want faster CPU get the 13"

    you can get the 8GB ram chip kit for the 13 for ~45-50 bucks they have been on sale a few times in the past few weeks at newegg

    I use mine for lightroom / CS5 I got the 13 and put a SSD & 8GB of ram in there and am pretty happy, and I came from an i7 desktop benchmarking 11600 on the scores which is double what I get now. To process RAW files take a little longer but its not that bad.
     
  3. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    For ps5 and aperture, I'd go with faster processor but that's just my opinion. I like the 13" screen, but if you would have asked me a year ago if I would have wanted a 13" screen I would have probably told you that you were crazy! LOL! Now, I don't know why I ever needed anything bigger. The resolution on this thing is gorgeous! The difference between the 13" and 15" is just not worth the money to me. If I REALLY needed the screen real estate, I would go with a 17".
     
  4. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    15 inch hands down. Especially since you've listed the hi-res. The 1280x800 screen is REALLY lackluster, even by PC standards. It's actually below average.
     

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