MBP for iOS Development

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by udflyer, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2011
    Going to be picking up most likely a MBP 15 or 17 for iOS Development.

    I currently use a 2011 Mac Mini with 8 gig memory ($799 model) and it does well.

    I am reaaaaaaallllllly tempted by the MBA but do not like the fact I cannot replace drive/memory (old timer, I know).

    Any developers using the 17" MBP ?

    Is it way too big ?

    I played with it at the Apple store but hard to tell.

    Have you used it on an airplane (I only travel 4 times / year, so that is not a big deal)

    Any feedback welcome.

  2. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    college student with the 17" MBP. I carry it into class. It's about the same size as a 16" windows laptop, and it's thinner. The extra screen real estate can make a world of a difference.
  3. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    Same boat, Loove my 17. I'm a big dude though. YMMV.
  4. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I use my MBA 11" about 90% of the time over my MBP 17". I usually use Xcode 4 and Safari. I don't develop for the iPad, so the MBA 11" has been fine.

    I think if my MBP 17 had an SSD, then I would use it more often though.

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