Macbook Pro to watch movies: 13" or 15"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Schorsch0815, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Schorsch0815 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    I have currently an MBA 13". I want to buy a new Macbook with a better screen. 95% of what I do with my Mac is watching movies/TV and surfing the Net, mostly on the sofa. So my laptop is really a laptop.

    I carry it around in the apartment but rarely outside. I surely would be OK with a Macbook Pro 13" but could also buy a 15", money is not the issue.

    I just oner whether 15" really gives a noticable better viewing experience and whether that will offset the disadvantage of additional weight and size. I know, thats all subjective so I am interested in the experience of those that had both.
  2. mcpix macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    I watch most of my movies and TV on my large flat screen. However I also enjoy watching a lot of Youtube videos. I have both a 2015 15" MBP and a 2017 13" MBP and the one I grab the most for couch watching and surfing the net is the 13". I just really like the smaller size when I've got it in my lap.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I've always owned a 15 MBP. 18 months ago I bought a 13-MBP for my daughter, and as I was setting it up I was really impressed with the screen. I'll consider that when my current one no longer works.
  4. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    For couch surfing i use an iPad Pro lol

    But I’m with you, I prefer to watch movies on a larger screen. Youtube on the small screen is fine. If I was going to buy a MacBook for watching movies around the house, I would probably want to go with the bigger screen. If I am not mistaken the audio is better on the larger size too.
  5. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    I mean, if a bigger image is what you're after, for the price of a MBP you could buy a 4K projector and have a full on cinema experience.

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