Pro's and Con's of a 13" vs 15"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by damonbus, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. damonbus macrumors regular

    damonbus

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    What are the pro's and con's of a 13" vs 15"? Besides the obvious screen size of course. Are there certain models geared toward certain consumers. Would a 13" be better for certain people? Would a 15" be better for certain people
     
  2. itegypt macrumors 6502

    itegypt

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    Do you need a bigger screen or faster processor? Go with the 15"

    Do you need more portability or longer battery life? Go with the 13"
     
  3. ruigomes macrumors member

    ruigomes

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    I would 100% buy the 13" version if they had one with a quad-core CPU.

    Another pro would be the dedicated GPU only available on the 15" version.
     
  4. happygodavid macrumors regular

    happygodavid

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    I used to work at Apple retail, and here's how we would help you:

    What will you use this Mac for? Is your primary use video editing, Photoshop, video games, or music production? Get a 15 inch with dedicated graphics card (and don't upgrade the processor unless you'll be using it for more than 3 years for any of said functions). Is your primary use internet, email, documents, and/or photo organization? A 13 inch (possibly even a Macbook or Macbook Air) will do just fine. For either the 13 or 15, max out the RAM if you plan on keeping your computer 3+ years, and upgrade to the largest HD you think you might possibly use. Tons of photos and videos? Look at a 1TB or larger. Hope that helps! :)
     

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