Trying to decide between two MBP's.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smin, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Smin macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    The two that I am looking at are

    13" MacBook Pro upgraded to the 3.0ghz Core i7 and 16gigs of ram


    15" MacBook Pro stock (with the 16gigs of ram but only 2.2ghz Core i7).

    The use is going to be for ArcGIS. I plan on Bootcamping it and running Windows 7.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated...
  2. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    I had the same dilemma this week. Either the 13'' high range or 15" basic... I finally bought a refurbished October 2013 15" basic MacBook Pro. It qas cheaper than the 13". I hope it will be faster, but am not sure about that.
  3. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Take a look on the tech specs webpage:

    The 15" is more powerful as it has a quad core CPU that turbo boosts just above what the dual core in the 13" CPU goes to. The 15" also has Intel Iris Pro graphics although I'm not sure what extra features that means it has.
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I'd find out how many cores ArcGIS will utilise. If it's more than two then get the 15".
  5. Smin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    Oh I missed the dual core vs quad core. Thanks.
  6. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    You can always buy the 13" run it with ArcGIS. If it seems slow, return it and get the 15". Or by both and return the one you don't want. :cool:

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