MBP 2010 15" or MBP 2011 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mdnz, May 31, 2011.

  1. mdnz macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hey guys,

    I'm in kind of a dilemma here, I can choose between the follow two machines:

    MBP 13" 2011
    Intel core i5
    4 GB RAM


    MBP 15" 2010
    Intel core i5
    4GB RAM

    The price difference is about 200 euros in favor of the MBP 13". I know with the 15" I'll have a bigger screen, better graphics and dedicated speakers. However, the 13" has a slightly faster processor.

    I'll be using the machine mainly at home, or at school.

    Any advice?
  2. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Search is your friend . . .


    Your exact question has been asked and answered numerous times.

    In short: If you want a bigger screen, get the 15". If you want more processor speed and better portability, get the 13".
  3. idandavid macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    if you're planning on taking it with you somewhere then get the 13" cus the 15 is fat (weight, size)

    on the other hand, if ur gonna have it sit on your desk at home as a desktop then get the 15.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm 5'6'' and carry around my small 15'' laptop everywhere without a problem. Hit the gym.
  5. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
  6. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    I'll second that vote... The 2010 15" may have the i5, but it's not the new Sandy Bridge, and probably doesn't have the 6gbps SATA. If you ever go Solid State, you'll thank yourself for getting the 2011 model.

    On the other hand, the 13 inch screen is too small for me, but i understand your price consideration, and wanting the newer gen of tech.
  7. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    The 15" does however, have the discrete GT 330m graphics chip that out performs the Intel HD 3000 chip by a mile (and then some).
  8. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    I'd go with the new 13". Use Spaces to deal with smaller screen.
  9. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Very true... So I guess another thing the OP needs to think about is if he's going to be playing graphic intensive games or not.
  10. mdnz thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    The Netherlands

    No I'm not intending to do any intensive gaming on the laptop, mainly because of the temperatures and I already got a pretty beefy PC.

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