Buying Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicholasjc18, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. nicholasjc18 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I've been lurking around these forums for the past couple weeks now, reading all the information I can. I have finally decided to get a macbook but have run into a problem. I currently have two options that I've been going back and forth with:

    Option 1: Shell out the money for a 15in rMBP. I would most likely get the base version with upgraded ram and ssd.

    Option 2: Late 2011 version 13in MBP with the 2.8 ghz i7 processor and 4 gb of ram and 500 gb of storage.
    For option 2, I wouldn't pay anything due to I would get it for free thru a company I work for. If i were to go with option 2, i would upgrade the ram and ssd.

    For me, I will be spending most of my day on this doing emails, surfing the internet, and a little bit of photo editing as well.
    Which one would you guys choose in this situation? I'm kinda torn here.
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I would go with a 13''.

    rMBP with that usage seems overkill. If you want it and can afford it though by all means.
     
  3. Mekker macrumors newbie

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    You could take a Macbook Air and a Thunderbolt Display. You'll get full carrybility and still a big amazing screen at your desk.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The free 13" MBP will suit your needs just fine. If you need more desktop space, pick up an external display.
     
  5. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    option 2. no brainer based on your usage. get yourself an awesome thunderbolt display with that and you have one killer setup!
     

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