New MacBook Pro 13: Need Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by James4894, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. James4894 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I currently own a i5 iMac and a Late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" with a 2.4 GHz and 4GB Ram. The Quad Core iMac is my main computer, and has been serving me extremely well. I do word processing, web browsing, Photoshop, and sometimes Flash.

    I am planning to sell my current 15" MacBook Pro for $1000 (on salemymac.com; Would anybody want to purchase it for a similar price?:)) for a new one. I am eyeing the low end 13" MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz and 4GB RAM). I will be doing the same stuff as I do in my iMac, but not as much and intense. Will it fit my needs, or should I go for the higher end 13" model ($300 for only 2.66 GHz and bigger hard drive, ARE YOU JOKING APPLE?) or the 15" models. I am on a budget, as I am planning to purchase the new Adobe CS5 Premium Design Suite (only $450 for students!). I have also saved enough money for a 32 GB 3G iPad, but now I am starting to doubt I need one. If I have a 13" MacBook Pro (small screen size), how will the iPad (9.7" screen) fit in my life?

    Sorry, all this is quite confusing, and I am sorry for going a bit out of topic. But, I need some sound advice.

    Thanks for the help guys!
    James :)
     
  2. EuroBrit macrumors member

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    I do everything you want to do on my 1GB RAM, 2Ghz Core 2 Duo iMac. I'm sure the MBP will be able to do it perfectly.
     
  3. bluskale macrumors regular

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    if you're looking towards purchasing an ipod, wait until the summer education discounts roll around (if you're in any way affiliated with a college). Personally, I wouldn't try too hard to put an iPad in there... what would you do with it? Finally, 13'' should be fine imo... but I'm not so sure you'll be getting quite $1000 for your older laptop.
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    I'm closing a deal on $1,500 for the same specs with Applecare
     

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