Quick question - 13 or 15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bmcmahan, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. bmcmahan macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    I'm about to order the new MBP, but I can't decide between the 13 or 15. I'll be using it for my master's program, video editing (GoPro camera), photo editing and the usual music, internet and other stuff. I was looking at the 13 - 2.6 w/16GB RAM and 512 SSD or the 15 - 2.3, 16GB, 512. I want something that is going to last for about 5-6 years. Do you think that the 13in will be able to handle video editing without too many issues or should I go with the 15in. I can think of better ways to spend the extra $600, but I want something that will last and not cause me to pull my hair out waiting for it to process video or photo editing. Thanks for the input and help.
  2. T-Bob macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    Personally I use a 27"+24" desktop for big boy stuff and would want the other machine to be portable as a consequence.

    If however I only had one machine would have to go 15" for the workarea.
  3. bmcmahan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    I'm leaning toward the 15 and will have it connected to a 24in display, saving $600 would be nice but I don't want to have buyers remorse and get something that not going to work well.
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I find the 13" a little too small for me. For a number of years I struggled with 14" windows laptops. The 15" makes a difference. I couldn't stand going to something smaller.

    At home I use a 23" monitor.
  5. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I bought a 13" as a my main user and my work gave mea 15" for work. seems like the perfect combination IMO.

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