Buying a new macbook for web development

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by oaattia, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. oaattia macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    This the first time for me to buy a macbook and i was looking to buy a macbook for my daily works as web developer

    the option i have right now is the following :

    -Macbook 2.4 13" 250 HD / 4 GB ram
    -Macbook 2.6 13" 250 HD / 4 GB ram
    -Macbook 2.5 15" 250 HD / 4 GB ram
    -Macbook 2.5 core i5 13" 500 HD / 4gb ram

    Notice that : i use the following application in my daily work ( CS6, Eclipse, netbeans, sublime text ), also i want to buy a laptop and live with it for a while without any lags or problems
     
  2. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    Do all of them use SSDs (or can you upgrade them)? A regular HDD will make your computer feel "laggy" at times.
     
  3. oaattia, Jan 22, 2014
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    oaattia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think the last i5 is SSD but others are not ... is web development in screen with 13" inch would be difficult ?
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Go in to an Apple store and play with the various MacBook models to see how you like the screens.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    You may even want to consider an external screen to go with it. I have a 13" MBP and a 27" iMac. I do graphic & web design and would never consider doing it anywhere else but on my iMac. Just not enough screen on my MBP to work with. Just a extra suggestion thrown your way.
     
  6. TheArcher macrumors newbie

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    I think these are the 13" systems you are referring to,
    listed here, http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro

    What 15" are you referring to, a 2012 model? None of the late 2013 models have a 2.5 GHz Core i7 nor 4 GB, base is 8 GB.

    All of the late 2013 rMBP's have SSDs, not standard HDDs. IMO, if you go with the previous gen MBP 2.5 core i5 13" 500 HD / 4gb ram, you are handicapping yourself.

    I have friends who are web developers like yourself and work on MB Airs. If a 13" is the way to go for you, I'd go with the middle of the line 13" rMBA, 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. Going with anything else than 8 GB these days will limit you.
     

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