MBP 13' vs 15' for Portfolio School Student

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WMBenham, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. WMBenham macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    Hey All,

    I have a couple of questions that I figured you fine folks could help me solve, but first I'll introduce myself. I'm the proud owner of a 1.66ghz 2gb RAM Mac Mini that has proudly served as my HTPC, design shop, and all around bad ass since I bought it used 4 years ago. I upgraded the Hard Drive and RAM on it myself so I have a basic working knowledge when it comes to upgrading a Mac. In October I'm going to the Creative Circus in Atlanta to study Copywriting, but I'll also be doing some design and interactive work in my time there. With that said here come the questions:

    Does a 13' MBP have enough screen real estate to effectively manage design work?

    Am I going to notice a big performance leap between the 13' 2.4 C2D and the 15' 2.4 i5 processors? I'm going to be using all that Adobe CS has to offer...

    Is the HD Display worth the extra $150 and is the 7200rpm hard drive worth the extra $50 on the 15" MBP.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Mac7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    If you can afford the i5, go for it. And definitely check out the Hi-res.

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