Looking for a new portable Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JoergStueger, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. JoergStueger macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys'n Gals,

    I'm in the market for a new Mac to replace my Mid 2011 iMac, i7 3,4 GHz, 16 GB Ram, Radeon 6970M.
    It should be a portable one and not break the bank. I plan to use it as my allround PC as well as my Workstation at the office, using it as a Host for a Horizon Desktop.

    I know the keyboard layout for horizon isn't the best, but that doesn't matter.

    I like the size of the 13 inch MBP and i think the base config would do the job, but i read a lot that the base version is crap. So what do you think, what could be an appropriate buy?

    Cheers

    Joerg
     
  2. ruslan120 macrumors 6502

    ruslan120

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    I’ve been running VMWare Horizon on a Late 2013 15” MacBook Pro for work with no issues.

    My opinion is that up to the 2015 is a reliable (and cheaper) purchase until the next MacBook Pro is released. Or a 2019 base model, provided you don’t mind spending a bit more and have a backup Mac in case you need to get the laptop replaced due to the keyboard.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I heard the opposite, the new base model, is cheaper but very fast (as compared to its beefier brother).

    In all honesty, its sounds like you'll be better off with a 15" model, more cores, an dGPU, you'll be getting the horsepower you need
     
  4. JoergStueger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Maflynn,

    thanks for your Input. Most of the load happens in my virtual Desktop, so I think horsepower is not the problem ...
     

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