Macbook Pro 13 or 15?

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  1. MrCloudshoe, Mar 20, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011

    MrCloudshoe macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2011
    I don't know which one I should get. If I get the 13 inch i7 I can get a 128GB SSD with it. The quad core and better graphics would be nice but I wouldn't be able to have an SSD. I want so I can edit youtube videos and for school but other than that I'll just be using it as a general use computer. Help?
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    That seems like a personal decision. Either will work fine for your purposes.

    Do you want the extra screen real estate and quad CPU at the expense of the SSD and portability?
  3. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
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    If you don't do any heavy gaming then the 13 is ideal. It's a great balance of power, portability, and battery life.
  4. josh2007 macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    I traded my 15" 2.2 in for the 13" i7. The 15 was too buggy, and the 13 is absolutely trouble-free. I don't play games so who cares about the graphics. The CPU on Logic Pro is running about 5-7% which is not even breaking a sweat.

    The 15 was doing crazy things like 69c temps at idle with external monitor.

    The 13 runs verry cool. My hottest temps under load with Logic and 27" cinema are 60c.
  5. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
  7. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    General usage?

    go for 13" 2010

    13" 2010 Refurb
    Better graphics than the 2011 but an out date C2D(which i see would suit your needs) 1066Mhz DDR3 Ram

    13" 2011
    A 2nd gen core from Intel but Intel HD3000 graphics which half the time, the 320M would beat it but more power sufficient 1333Mhz DDR3 Ram

    15" 2010 i5 2.4 Refurb
    it would suit you if you want a 15"

    15" 2011 i7 2.0
    its an 2nd gen i7 what do u think? with Radeon graphics...

    pros and cons, u decide
  8. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010

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