MacBook Recommendations

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BAP, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. BAP macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
    I am switching from a 14" Thinkpad T60 to a MacBook.

    I ordered a refurb from Apple last night for what I feel is a great price of $1349.
    15" MacBook Pro, 2.53GHz, 4GB Ram, 320GB HD, 512MB Discrete Video along with nVidia 9400 on-board.

    My initial thoughts were to get the new 13" MacBook Pro with the entry level processor, 4GB, and a 500GB HD. Price was not dramatically different than this refurb.

    I travel for work 2-3 times per month with my ThinkPad (approx same weight as the 15" MacBook, and thought that my next computer might be a bit smaller, and lighter. The price on the 15" MacBook Pro was very tempting.

    I do not do games. Will do photos, music, and some video. Mostly office applications and occasional Adobe CS3 stuff for page layouts.

    QUESTION - What are your feelings about the new 13" MacBook Pro without a discrete graphics processor, but the capability to go to 8GB RAM, versus the 15" that I have placed the order for. The notebook will not ship until Monday, but I wanted to lock the price.



  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I definitely think you've made the right choice. The extra screen real estate is going to be a big advantage when using CS3.
  3. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    The Rotten Apple
    I agree! You made a good choice...
  4. BAP thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
    QUESTION - Do you think that one machine would be better than the other going forward with Snow Leopard and subsequent Operating Systems?



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