If money wasn't an issue which MBP would you buy, screen size/specs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Jun 17, 2009.

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If money wasn't an issue which MBP would you buy, screen size/specs?

  1. 13" off the shelf

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. 13" BTO

    20 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. 15" off the shelf

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. 15" BTO

    45 vote(s)
    35.7%
  5. 17" off the shelf

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. 17" BTO

    43 vote(s)
    34.1%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    #1
    If money wasn't an issue which MBP would you buy, screen size/specs?
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    13" 2.53GHz 8GB RAM SSD

    I like portability.
     
  3. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    I'm with you, I ordered the machine you mentioned actually, less the 8GB Ram, 4's good for me for now, will add more later.

    This is about my 4 post typing on my new 13" MBP, I really like it so far.
     
  4. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    I like the bigger screen, so I went with the 15 inch:
    3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo8GB 1066MHz
    DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    256GB solid-state drive
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's GuideNone
    AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro


    Grand Total:

    $4,598.00
    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Of course I could save a few bucks by having the RAM installed elsewhere, as well as the hard drive, but since it said "if money wasn't an issue", I figure for convenience sake I'd just have apple take care of it all :D
     
  5. henders98 macrumors member

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  6. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    yea :) we should all have one of those !! .... and .... we could IF Apple didn't see the need make so much profit that they have 32 billion in cash in the bank :eek:
     
  7. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I've already got the stock 17" Unibody. A 3.06GHz processor would be nice, along with 8GB RAM and maybe SSD :D

    Wouldn't be interested in Accessories.

    Nstocks
     
  8. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Tough choice. Either:

    3.06 GHz 17" MacBook Pro
    2 x 500GB HDD in RAID1 (replace the optical drive with an HDD).
    8 GB RAM.
    Anti-glare option.

    OR

    2.53 GHz 13" Macbook Pro
    2 x 500GB HDD in RAID1 (replace the optical drive with an HDD).
    8 GB RAM.

    I'd buy the 17" if I wanted a desktop replacement. Plug in some external HDDs using an eSATA though ExpressCard. 13" Pro would be good for doing field work - e.g., capturing straight to the internal RAID using Adobe OnLocation.

    17" would probably win out, though... it can go in the field, too. :)
     
  9. RedWings macrumors regular

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    If money weren't an option i'd get one of each BTO to the max.
     
  10. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get the BTO 17" because all the smaller MBP owners get jealous when they would see it.

    Seriously...main reason I would is because of the hi-res screen. I don't know why the 15" has such a low res LCD (1440x900). My 8yr old Dell Laptop 15" even has 1400x1050.
     
  11. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    15"
    * 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    * 256GB solid-state drive
    * SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    * MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
    * None
    * Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    * iWork '09 preinstalled
    * AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) -

    $4647! I could never pay that much.
     
  12. maratus macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get 2.8 or 3.06Ghz 17" + Optibay + two Intel X25-M 160Gb or Samsung PB22-j 256Gb in software RAID 0 + Expresscard 3G + Expresscard eSATA + Expresscard SD reader + Expresscard 128Gb SSD (for virtual machines and swap files)

    My second laptop will be either Sony TT or Sony P or Macbook Air SSD 2.13
     
  13. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    see, the 15" MPB beats out the 13" MBP when money isn't an issue !
     
  14. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    A previous-gen 15" with removable battery and matte screen ;)
     
  16. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    15 inch

    3.06 ghz
    1 TB SSD (a man can dream)
    16 GB Ram

    And it would have to look like the BlackBook
     
  17. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    I would actually buy that elusive, invisible 12" MBP, the successor to my 12" PB.
     
  18. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    15 inch MBP
    3.06Ghz
    8GB ram
    256 gb ssd w/ 500GB optibay drive.
    24" ACD
     
  19. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I would love that. damn thing would probably cost you almost 8 grand if it existed.
     
  20. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    If money wasnt an option i wouldnt be messing with laptops. Id have a maxed out mac pro
     
  21. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Well, obviously I would get the 17" top-of-the-line model, because it has the most features, and the screen size is the largest. However, I absolutely hate the idea of a battery that cannot be replaced, because that means that the entire laptop will have to be replaced when the battery wears out. Which really limits the amount of freedom that you have with your computer because tht threat of a dead battery keeps looming over your head. So, if there was the same model of laptop as the one that I already have, I would just stick with what I already have. I have the 15" Macbook Pro Unibody with the 2.53GHZ processor and the dual NVIDIA cards. Apple should really take out some contracts with ATI, instead of NVIDIA because NVIDIA's quality control is really slipping up lately. Anyways, because of the designated 5 year maximum life span of the computer, there is a slight chance that Apple will make the non-replaceable computers with cheaper parts that are not meant to last longer then the battery. I really hope that Apple gets their head back on right, because this whole update of the Macbook line has really shaken my confidence in the company. (Sorry, I just had to unload.)
     
  22. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    The whole laptop will not have to be replaced..Its just not a "user serviceable part" Apple can still and will replace the battery for you if it dies.
     
  23. CarcinogenX macrumors member

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    I would get a maxed out 15" model if my money tree ever blooms.
    The RAM and HDD you can upgrade yourself easily, but you are stuck with the CPU for life. The HDD issue is kind of tough, you can only get 256gb, which is not a lot but very fast. Personally, I would opt for the largest 5400rpm drive I could get and wait for SSD technology, capacity and prices to drop before diving in.
    My roommate bought a 13" and although she loves it to death her only gripe is that she wished the screen was a bit bigger. So when I started considering a mac I had only the 15" in mind. 17" is pretty darn big and more of a desktop replacement IMO. Still a great product, but not for me.
    So far, I am loving the size, portability, battery life and performance of my purchase. It would be cool if some magic mac fairies replaced my cpu with a faster one, but if fairies are involved, my laptop would be pretty far down on the list.
     
  24. MBP09 macrumors member

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    Haha, i guess you got this idea from my thread... I knew that 13" wouldn't be so popular if it weren't for the price;)
     
  25. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    the 17" BTO. the only reason i got the 15" is i didnt like the idea of a non-removable battery, but now that the whole MPB line is like that i would get the 17".
     

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