Performance differences between the 13-inch High end and 15-inch Base

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Totty1987, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Totty1987, Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011

    Totty1987 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I'm pretty certain that I'll be purchasing a Macbook Pro next month. What I would like to know whether there is a big difference in performance between the high end 13-inch and the base 15-inch.

    Like the 15-inch, is the 13-inch MBP Ram upgradable to 16gb?

    I'm just trying to decide whether or not to fork out a couple extra hundred for the base 15-inch.
  2. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    Just curious, how do you justify 16GB? Like what do you do on your laptop?
  3. Vudoo macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Dallas Metroplex
    It all depends on what you plan to do. Surfing the internet and doing e-mails wouldn't be worth it. But anything CPU intensive would be.

    And yes the 13" will take 16 GB if you're willing to pay $560 for it. As for what you would use all the RAM for...Virtual Machines.
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    13'': dual core, integrated graphics
    15'': quad core, integrated + dedicated graphics

    geekbench says it's 7000 vs. 9300 points in the benchmark. But it really depends on what you want to do, to determine whether there will be a difference in performance.
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Run several VM's concurrently for me within Fusion 4. I've had it down to only 1gb or so available.

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