New 2.53 13" MBP or 2.8 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SinCityJets, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. SinCityJets macrumors newbie

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    The bottom line is; is the 15" 2.8 worth $700 more than the 13"?

    I do not play graphics intensive games, the smaller screen doesn't bother me, but what about re-sale and future value.

    please share your thoughts on the comparison issue and future value.

    Thanks!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You missed this thread how? Go to Miles' second post (well now first)...there are plenty of links to the appropriate other threads.
     
  3. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Both will lose value over time. Your computer is not an investment. Buy the one you need and enjoy it. Life is too short.
     
  4. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    I think the 13'' will hold value better than the 15''. Because the 13'' is cheaper, if both lose 20%, in terms of dollars it is smaller on the 13''.
     
  5. Schraiber macrumors member

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    13'' = pretty good deal for the form factor/weight coupled with the specs it has.

    15'' = terribly, horribly overpriced. Mac OS is NOT worth at least 500 extra dollars over comparably priced Windows machines.
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  7. boshii macrumors 68040

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    if you have to ask if the higher price tag is worth it, just get the cheaper one ;)
     
  8. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, just get the 2.26 and you will not notice any difference. It will give you the full Mac experience, and I'm assuming this is all you want.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    forget about future values. Just get a machine that will suit your needs right now.
     
  10. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Neither will retain value...go with whatever you want or think will be best for what you are going to do. 15inch is nice because of screen size, but 13inch is cheeper.
     
  11. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    Here's the boildown:

    15-inch: Great screen size, less portable and heavy, more expensive

    13-inch: Screen too small, more portable and light, cheaper.

    Up to you which direction you'll go for the compromise.
     

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