Need advise: new 13" or 15" for photo editing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gnyf, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. gnyf, Oct 28, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2016

    gnyf macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2014
    Gee. No iris Pro 580 as expected - had decided to go for that... ;)
    Really makes me wonder which way to go as I'm out on diskspace on my rMBP 2014.

    My needs are photo editing in Adobe LR and PS. No video editing

    The 13" has a Iris Pro 550 which is far more powerfull than what i have today.
    The 15" however "just" has a Iris Pro 530.

    Assuming that i won't that that much benefit of the Polaris DPGU for my usage?

    Would the 13" be best choice for my need - any advise?

    Any advise?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    The 15 inch all have new Polaris AMD graphics cards!!!
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    13" is fine for hobbyist/occasional editing, but you could of course connect to a decent external screen to do your work as well.

    15" is far more suitable for frequent photo editing, although the 15" pricing is obscene.
  4. gnyf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2014
    Can you utilise the Polaris for 2D graphics?
    My assumption was that this was really more for Video/3D

    Correct me is mistaken....
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    Something else to consider.

    I have a 15" MBP and wife has a 13 rMBP while there is a big difference in screen size, the 15" is heavy and a pain to travel with. I will get a 13 next go around.
  6. Bazais macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2016
    You should reconsider it since Apple has lower so much the weight of their computer!

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