Torn between a 2015 13 inch and

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  1. JR86 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all.

    Before i go to the store I would like to know a couple of things

    I have two options.

    1. Go to the local store and pick up the 2015 with 128 gb sdd. Buy a external harddrive and store the Lightroom pics on that?

    2. Go to the same store. Bto to 256 gb sdd and wait a couple of weeks 2-3

    As a additionel question: Is the following possible and if so, how

    Import pics in lightroom. Save them on the external harddisk and still work edit them in Lightroom 6.

    Now. Before you start blasting me. I had a macbook till 1.5 week ago. A old white one. Lasted me a long long time. 10 years. And i know it is a mac forum. And i am not here to troll.

    But the machine i am torn between the 2015 mbp 13 inch is the Dell 13 xps. Kaby lake with in my country i can get a discount from €200.

    The difference between a 2015 mpb with 256 sdd and the Dell is now (at least for me a lot of money) €500. And the has got the latest generation of processors. So for the same spect the difference is 30%. Has someone got experience with Dell? On a lot of review sites people like the machine. Me? From Windows xp i bought the MacBook and never had any trouble in 10 years time

    Is there a guarentee that a new MacBook is going to last me at least 7 years without failing? Is it still true that macs dont need virus scanners?

    Pfff. Hard decision and please dont shoot me. It is a loooooottttttt of money for me spend
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think in the long run, you'll start regretting not choosing the 256GB model, and needing to lug around an external drive. I recommend the BTO options.

    What software do use, and you do mind windows? Personally, I'm also leaning towards getting a Dell over the MBP, because it offers more for my money.
     
  3. JR86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Internet and mostly lightroom. Coming from Aperture 2. I only use Windows at my work and friends. I did mind using Windows 10 years ago. But now i dont mind
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I think that means the Dell is a viable option. Dell offers a return period here in the US, so they should have it in the UK for you. My point is give it a shot and see if you like it now.
     
  5. JR86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for advice. The only thing that has got me worried are the virussen ect that Windows has got more toen mac. Apple always felt very safe. How os that nowadays with apple. Still a huge difference?

    I live in Holland so have to check out if i can do that here as well.

    Also a sales rep at Apple told me that a virus scanner makes window machines very sluggish. Is that true?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Malware is a threat to both OS X and windows, but as long as you practice safe computing habits and use a good antivirus then you'll be ok. I like MalwareBytes and Avast, there are others and with Windows 10 Creators update MS has upped their antivirus game as well.
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    If you take many pictures,go for the largest possible SSD,nad one or two external drives.
     
  8. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    It really depends on you, I personally don't like Windows but it depends if you do? If you don't mind it and you are after high specs then a Windows machine may be for you.
    Me personally I love MacOS over Windows any day, add to that great design and that is why I stay with a Mac along with reliability and ease of use.
    As for viruses I'm not going to be one of those people who deny that Mac's can get viruses because of cause they can it's just few and far between I think. I've not used an anti-viruses software on any of the Mac's that I've owned and I've been fine, but that's because I don't go on any suspicious sites nor do I download anything that isn't from the Apple App Store or from a valid site (such as Adobe photoshop and so on).

    To answer your last question no one in here can guarantee that a Mac will last you 7 years, but Apple have great customer service.
     
  9. zarathu macrumors regular

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    I just bought a late 2013 MBP 15 inch for $1600. I seriously doubt that a late 2013 Dell would have held its value for that much for that long. In addition, I have a 2011 imac that is running Sierra and every piece of current software. Good luck finding any PC that is 6 years old still running the latest and greatest MS system and software.

    The Dell may be a great deal now, but in 3 years, not so much. And in 6 years, you will have a seriously outdated machine. But the Mac will still be running the latest system, using the latest software, and running fine.
     
  10. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with @zarathu assessment of holding value. But, I don't ever sell computers, so I never considered that aspect. I also don't think the xps13 is a bad computer. I had one and liked it for the most part. Of course I like my MBP much more, but depends on what you value. If the price difference is REALLY a big deal to you, you're always going to be thinking you should have bought the xps. In a spec vs. price comparison, xps wins. If you really value aspects of MBP build and OS, you will always regret not getting the MBP. To answer, xps isn't a bad computer at all, and most will be generally satisfied with it. If money is a significant factor, you won't regret your decision on buying the xps. Yes, viruses and malware are much more of an issue with PC's still, but common sense will generally make it a non-issue.
     
  11. JR86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for replying.

    Guess I am staying at Apple after all. People around me are freaking about their troubles with windows and want an apple. So yeah. That was the reason that got me into Apple. It never failed me.

    Now things get complicated now I want to do the following. In the near future I want to hook up a 24-27 inch monitor to the macbook. Something like the Eizo CS2420

    Option 1 is: 2015 or 2016 13 inch mbp

    Option 2 is 2015 15 inch model because still magsafe, quadcore processor and 16 gb ram

    Would option 2 be a better option? Or is it overkill for about 20-25 mb raw files in lightroom?Am I going to notice that big of a difference between a 13 inch and the 15 inch model? And is the GPU issue solved from a couple of uears back? How about a external monitor. Would the dedicated Gpu be a lot of help or is a 13 inch model enough?
     

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