Upgrading to MBP from MB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tills24, May 10, 2010.

  1. tills24 macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    Hello all,
    I am going to be upgrading from my late 2006 MacBook to a MacBook Pro for school and work. My initial thought was to get the 2.4 ghz 15", because of the extra power, the larger screen than I have now, better battery, etc.
    But am I over-thinking the need? Would a 13" suit me fine?

    My uses for it will be surfing, MS Office, light photo and video editing (I have a 21" iMac at work, and our video suite has 27" iMac's for my intensive editing). I'm not a gamer, so none of that is a concern.

    Would I be better suited buying the 13" MCP, and using some of the savings for a larger monitor for when I'm home?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The 13" MBP and even the MB will suffice your needs.

    The 15" just has more screen real estate and a bit more power, but the price difference can be used for getting a good external display for the 13" MB(P).
  3. tills24 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    I was thinking the same thing, use the savings for a display and a HengeDock for when I'm home. Also, to put the savings aside for more RAM and a SSD down the line.
    Is the "higher end" 13" enough of an upgrade over the entry one to justify $300 more?
  4. dcoux09 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2010
    I really don't think it is. You are getting a slightly bigger harddrive (which can be updated on the 2.4 model anyway) and the difference between 2.66 and 2.4 is certainly not worth 300 dollars. I suspect that if 2.66 ghz was a very noticeable difference, Apple would have elected to use it for their base 15 inch models.

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