Needin Some Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HowBoutIt?, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. HowBoutIt? macrumors member

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    Hello-
    I am in the market for a new MBP. I have a 4 y/o MBP and I never went past v10.4.11. The doctorate program I am in now requires a notebook with no real specific specs except a few programs. I really would like the 17" but something is tugging at me saying to get the 13". I would think a 17" MBP on a stand sitting in a nice chair with some nice speakers as I work away would be the best way to get through some of these horrible courses. The stand I saw is all aluminum and built for all 3 MacBooks (so there were some negative comments about that and the proper fitting. I found a col and what sounds like a comfortable bag with tempurpedic foam to protect the notebook and high reviews. So that was something I was worried about--having to carry it around campus.

    I would like some ideas on the 3 sizes. I am not asking for you to make my decision for me, I am hoping to learn and have a clearer idea of positive and negative thins about the 3 sizes of MacBook Pros.

    Blessings
     
  2. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    In my opinion you should get the 15". Perfect balance between the 13" and the 17". Has a good wide screen, speakers at the side and a huge (In comparison to my older MacBook 13") trackpad to use.

    Light, easy-to-carry in a normal 15" bag, and not as cumbersome as the 17". Can fit on a lap easily.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    13"
    + Small and light = easy to carry around
    + Not too expensive
    - Worse screen, low res = everything have to be full screen

    15"
    + Option between 13" & 17", not too big and heavy, OK price
    - Low res screen compared to 17" and not much better than in 13"

    17"
    + Great display with amazing resolution
    + Can replace a desktop
    - Big and clumsy to carry around
    - Expensive

    Get 13" if you carry it around a lot or want a wallet-friendly Mac, but if you have the money for 17" and are not bothered about its size it's a great choice. If you can't really decide, get 15" (Just my opinions)
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Help is here

    This is what you do:
    When you create a topic, describe what you're going to write about in the title. This helps others figure out quickly whether they can help you. :)
     
  5. HowBoutIt? thread starter macrumors member

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    Not Sure what to Title This...

    Thanks Bro, I appreciate the help. aggie "smacked" me into seeing the big picture.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That's not it at all. He was trying to get you to follow the forum rules and teach you how to post to get better results.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    No problem. Thanks, aggie! :)
     

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