Should I get macbook pro 13 inch or 15 inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iMontiHD, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. iMontiHD macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty confused. I'm a web design major the main apps I will be using is photoshop, illustrator, and dreamweaver. I like the portability of the 13, but at the same time like the screen real estate of the 15. I will be lugging whatever I get around with me. So weight is a factor, also price is a factor I'm thinking around 1600 maximum I can use student discount to hack off about 100 dollars and some money off things like ram software etc.
     
  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Get the 13 inch for now and get an external monitor when you can afford it. You're a student and money is kinda a key issue now and while the 15 inch is portable, its a noticeable weight whereas the 13 inch will probably be almost negligible compared.
     
  3. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    15", you won't regret it. The screen estate is +1
     
  5. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    I agree you should get the 15". I do some Xcode and sometimes I run out of room on my 15" screen (I wish I got the hi-res :().

    by the way, I suggest getting it from Amazon.com unless you don't pay sales tax where you live. You get an $80 discount AND there is no tax (unless you're in New York).

    inb4 mroogle
     
  6. JCCash macrumors regular

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    I call the 15" "Baby Bear", 'cause it's just right. :)

    15" 2.4 i5 Refurbished $1529.00
     
  7. js81 macrumors 65816

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    I have the new 13" and I love it! BUT... I bought it because I couldn't get the 15". I would have loved to get the 15, but the money wasn't there. I did have the option of getting the previous gen 15" (2.53GHz Core2, 4GB RAM, Geforce 9400M), but I decided that the newer 320M was worth the smaller screen size. I've used both, and speed-wise my new 13" is noticeable quicker in any graphics-intensive app. But I still love the 15" size...

    MORAL OF THE STORY: If you have the money and don't mind the slightly larger/heavier travel size, get the 15". Other than size and price, it has no negatives, as its better than the 13" in every single way.

    But the 13" is a great machine, too. :)
     

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