Concern over 13" MBP??

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  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    I own a 27" iMac, wanted a laptop for mobile convenience. I did order a 13" MBP Monday and it will be here Wednesday, if I don't open it ; I have until January to return. I have a few concerns after reading several posts:

    1.) How long will the present 13" MPB configuration be adequate ?? Meaning before it would get sluggish??

    2.) I thought 13" screen got upgraded when other MBP's did, but it doesn't show having a high def screen. Is the current screen crisp??

    3.) is it stupid to spend $1100 on almost a year old configuration?? I never would of in the pc market.

    Please give me insight.
     
  2. vant macrumors 65816

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    1) No one knows. But I assure you that it will only be a few moments shorter than the 2010 MBP15s/17s with this exponentially fast technology movement.

    2) The current screen is good. The 13" screen is rumored to be changing in the first half of 2011 (my guess is Spring). That would require a chassis change as the 16:9 screen is physically wider than the 16:10 one we have now.

    3) The processor is a year old, but the GPU is fresh and exclusive. If your a normal user you may see a small performance increase by going with the i5 processor but most likely it will be negligible.
     
  3. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    I think it's more likely they will use the 16:10 screen from the 13" Air. 16:9 on laptops is awful for everything but movies. I think they did 16:9 on the 11" air just so they could fit a full size keyboard.

    Also the 2.4GHz core 2 duo chip in the 13mbp is probably the p8600, which is actually 2 years old. I have it in my late 2008 mbp. It's still fine for everything but heavy rendering.

    Right now the 13" mbp is still good value for money at $1100, I think. If you need a laptop, than keep it, you won't be disappointed. If you are willing to wait until next year, then you probably don't need it.
     
  4. vant macrumors 65816

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    Whoops you are right. 16:10 on the 13" 16:9 on the 11". I thought they were both 16:9.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    the 13" MBP will be great, especially if you already have an iMac. The processor isn't anything to sneeze at even though it's technically a generation old. The screen is nice, and while people complain that it is too low res, 1280x800 is very fitting for that size display IMO. I'd get a 1440x900 if it were offered, simply because the extra screen space is a plus, but the current resolution is plenty crisp. At $1100, it's not a terrible deal. You're still paying the apple premium, but for what you get, it's a good deal.
     

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