Macbook pro 13 or 15

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joesruddock, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. joesruddock macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am going to be using this laptop for design. I will be running software such as Adobe CS5 etc, the usual designer software.

    I know there is a difference in the specs and screen size. But is it worth the extra £500?

    All help is appreciated.

    Thanks

    Joe
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I always prefer small laptops, 15" is really heavy to carry around. But for graphic design you might need a larger screen, think about if you are going to work at home or not. In this case you still have the possibility to plug a 24 or 27 inchers on it.
     
  3. joesruddock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yh, thats a good idea... would the resolution on the 13" be ok on a larger screen?

    Also would the 13" cope with demanding software packages?

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  4. Theteapartyvip macrumors newbie

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  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    the external monitor resolution has nothing to do with the build in screens resolution the new macbook pro no matter which one can power external a resolution up to 2560x1600
    the important thing is the graphics card inside and the 15" has a better graphics card ,330m and comes with a the new i5 and i7 processors while the 13" still has the core 2 duo and 320m , not to mention that you get a much higher resolution on the 15" internal display
    so if you really intend to WORK on the laptop the 15" is the better choice , but if you only do presentations sometimes or render some holiday picture then the 13" will be sufficient enough

    its not only the question if you can live with a smaller screen , its ... can you live with a slower processor and slower graphics too
    and that answer nobody can give you really , thats something you have to answer yourself ,but if you dont have a main computer then the 15" is certainly the better one
     
  6. yoyomaster macrumors regular

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    I disagree here, the 15" mbp is really not that heavy. It is very portable and has a dedicated graphics card.
     

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