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

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  1. Totty1987, Nov 15, 2011
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    Totty1987 macrumors regular

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    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

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    Just curious, how do you justify 16GB? Like what do you do on your laptop?
     
  3. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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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