Macbook Pro 13 SSD vs 15 I5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Airforcekid, May 1, 2010.

  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

    Airforcekid

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    #1
    Two choices:
    Base 13 inch with a 256GB SSD
    2.53 I5 15 inch macbook pro

    Ive had a Macbook Air 2.13GHZ SSD and loved it went to an HP I3 that broke I liked windows 7 but missed OSX. I will be using CS3 Dreamweaver and some CS3 Photoshop and using bootcamp for windows 7 just to play games like Hearts of Iron 3 and World in Conflict I also have been downloading from Usenet a good bit but I store movies etc externally.75 percent of the time it will be hooked up to a external monitor. I plan on giving this away in about a year when my sister goes to college as a present and I will go back to the Air hopefully.

    EDIT: I guess I could go 15 inch with 128GB SSD for about the same price but wouldn't such a small amount of space slow the drive? (WINDOWS 7 AND OSX)
     
  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Probably depends on how long you plan on keeping the computer, if you are a person who swaps computers every 2 years then go with the 13" with the ssd, it will be faster for most tasks right out of the box. However if you plan to keep the thing for a while I would go with the 15" i5 since you can always upgrade the HD later(or swap out the optical drive like a lot of people are doing), but you cannot upgrade the CPU(and of course the size of the machine as well :p)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    For Creative Suite and BootCamp SSD is worth it as it speeds up boot and launch times. 128GB isn't too small for two OSs and you can always get a bigger one or replace SuperDrive with HD/SSD. I would get i5 as it is noticeably better than C2D
     

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