Help me choose a mbp!!!!

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  1. grAntsOkO, Apr 7, 2011
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    grAntsOkO macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to go buy a new mbp and I'm still not sure which one to buy. I was thinking the 13 inch becuz it's the cheapest and I don't have a big budget but I also like the big screen of the 15 inch and it's better graphics. Which one shud I get?!
    Edit: I will be doing a lot of word processing and Internet browsing as well as listening to slot of music and some light photo editing. I will also be doing some gaming
     
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    Here we go again ...

    How exactly are we supposed to tell you what to buy? We know nothing about you, nor have you provided any details. We don't know what you do or what you will use it for.

    Your own research will do you just as good. Also, look around these forums. This question has been asked hundreds of times.
     
  3. omar4578 macrumors regular

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    depends what you want. personally i have a 15" mbp quad core, its perfect for my needs, photoshop, video editing, dj"ing etc...

    if a dual core i5 is right for you as far as speed and performance then go right ahead, as far as screen size you can always get a monitor for it at home,

    but be more specific, what are you going to do on it?
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    Its pretty simple in my opinion. ask your self how much can you afford to spend on a computer? if its 1800 or more then buy the 15" if its less than that buy the 13". end of story
     
  5. Derango macrumors regular

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    either 13 inch model will be absolutely fine for this.

    If you want the bigger screen you can jump up to the 15" base model. You don't need the high end 15"
     
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    If you're any serious gaming, you'll need the higher end 15"... otherwise, stick to the 13".

    Good luck!
     
  7. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Get a 13 MBP or an Air if you are on a budget. It's hard to keep a 15 under 2.5-3 grand. With that said, the 13 and Air are by no means cheap, but going to the 15 could mean a lot more money.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    Not quite sure where you are getting that the 15" is hard to keep under 2.5-3 grand since they start at 1799. Id say its actually quite easy to keep them under that price!
     

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  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Well, if you are getting a new MBP, you have to have a SSD to maximize it. The high-res screen is golden. AppleCare is great. 8GB of RAM may be a good choice. The 2.3 CPU is amazing.

    AppleCare alone takes the price up $350, and the higher res screen pushes the total between the two to slightly over $500. Apple's are so easy to boost the cost. Is it worth it? Absolutely, but my point is that it isn't hard to up the price.

    There is noting wrong with the base at all, but it is often that certain users benefit from certain upgrades. Almost anyone benefits from AppleCare.
     
  10. phylumook macrumors newbie

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    OP

    you do not need a macbook pro for what you listed, you need nothing more than a $400 laptop, honestly it would be entirely cosmetic to have a macbook of any sort for your usage... I don't understand why so many people believe if a laptop isn't over $1000 it cannot perform more than a calculator.
     
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    for ur needs....13"
     
  12. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    pretty much the case here. Seems like OP's uses aren't that demanding and the HD3000 will be fine to do "some gaming". 15" is more expensive so it's more of a luxury if you want to spend that bread.
     
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    OP: i suppose it a balance between u're wants/desires vs budget

    me for e.g mainly use my MBP for wordprocessing, itunes video muxing and gaming - so i went for the 17" CTO - no regrets love the big screen
    and the power this machine yields
     
  14. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    Because most ad agencies and marketing specialists are very good at what they do.
     
  15. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    If you can't afford the high end 15inch then go for the 13inch and save yourself some money.

    Adam
     
  16. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    not just media pro and marketing whizs use mac
     
  17. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not what he meant...
     
  18. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    $1599 if you qualify for the Education Pricing, $1999 for the higher end one.

    Ed Discount $200 on MBP but only $100 on iMac!
     

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