Buying MBP: Late 2011 13" or Early 2011 15"?

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  1. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

    MacsBestFriend

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    The title sums it up. I'm about to buy a new laptop from macmall, and I can either get just the base early 2011 Macbook Pro 15 inch with a 2.5Ghz i5 and a case, or get the newer base 13 inch model with the OWC Data Doubler and a 120 GB SSD. In addition to that, I can also get a drawing tablet (I borrow one from my school currently), a case and an infrared remote with the 13.

    I use multiple programs with CS5 right now, mainly Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. I do a lot of work on autocad, too. I need to dualboot into Win7 for other autodesk apps and programming. Not to mention I'm a student so having with with me is important as is battery life.

    Another concern is resale value, as I would like to sell it when there is a redesign in a year or two and get as much money back as possible. If I dont get the data doubler I can always buy it later on, too.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Get the 15". Faster, more screen real estate, etc. Both will hold their value fairly well, the 15" might hold value a touch better.
     
  3. shaun319 macrumors member

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    definitely go with the MBP 15 inch 2011. Much faster CPU and better resale value.
     
  4. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Neither. Save up for the Late 2011 15" MBP + AG screen. That's the best laptop on the market for your money.
     

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