Can't decide

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UFGatorMel, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. UFGatorMel macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2012
    I currently have a Dell XPS 13-inch that is four years old and the nvidia graphics card is just about crapped out (I have had the screen with just all lines, but able to get it to work again to back up all of my stuff). So I am used to a 13-inch screen, but something is making me think about the 15-inch MacBook pro. Retina is not important to me. I'm switching to a MacBook because I have an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (had this before I got the iPhone).

    A dedicated graphics card is not important to me. I bought the XPS because I got an awesome deal. I like the size of the 13-inch, but wonder if I should get something bigger since I don't take the laptop out much now with the iPad. I do like the price of the 13-inch base model better (of course).

    Yes I know, it's up to me and no one can make the decision for me, I guess I'm just looking for some thoughts. The only stuff I'll be doing on the MacBook would be some word processing, spreadsheet stuff, minor photo editing (personal use), and internet. I don't play computer games.
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
  3. UFGatorMel thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2012
    I want to be able to upgrade RAM and possibly the HDD (to SSD) in the future. Also I would like to have an internal disk drive. But thank you. I should have added that info in my original post. :eek:
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    If you don't plan on carrying it around much (and if price isn't a problem), I'd say go with the 15" high res.

    I own a 13" Mac and a 15" Windows laptop. I carry the 13" to class and such, but I keep my more powerful 15" on my desk for whenever I need more power. And though it's only a 2" difference, the 15" screen feels much bigger than the 13". It's just easier to look at.

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