uMBP 13" vs 15" Hardware

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hr10, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. hr10 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    I would like to know is there difference between the 13" uMBP vs 15" uMBP in terms of hardware. Does the 15" uses better sound card, better wLan, better cd/dvd rom...etc..
    I am just wondering besides screen, cpu and speaker....does the 15" has better hardware internally over the 13"
  2. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    For the same configuration the hardware is identical. There only are differences between models with different specs... For example the 15.4 is available with faster processors and the 9600GT M which you can't get with the 13.3.

    Otherwise everything is pretty much the same.
  3. JamesGorman macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Nope. And unless you get the 15" with the 9600 it will only have one fan also. If you get a 15" with the 9600, than there is a second fan.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    15" offers two separate audio ports and a bigger and higher resolution screen. Obviously, the CPU in the 15" entry level is same as high end 13", but on the other 15", its faster. There is no WWAN in MacBook Pros as of yet. The Superdrive is standard on all Macs now.

    Anything else?
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You're basically getting nearly the same equipment when dealing with the 13" vs 15" with the exception of the screen size and if you choose the higher end 15" MBP, you'll get the dual GPU. I've found little need for that in my experience but YMMV
  6. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    The 15 has better speakers, bigger screen, the option for more processors and the option for dual GPUs. It also has a bigger battery.

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