What should I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Danielingason, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Danielingason macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2014
    I am thinking about getting the new rMBP, but i can't decide between the 13' rMBP with 512 gb ssd or 15' rMBP with 256 gb ssd..
    I am going to use it mainly for photo and video editing but also a little gaming :)
    What should i do?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. lysola macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2014
    Going solely on the screen size, I'd say you have to go 15". When it comes to gaming and editing of any kind, you're going to want that extra screen size. If you plan on using a different monitor then it's a different story. Also, is HD size an issue for you? Externals are so big and cheap now, there's always that route if so...
  3. Danielingason thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2014
    I have a Lacie 4tb wifi drive and also a 1tb usb external drive :)
  4. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    The only downside of the 15" is the weight. Other than that, it is a powerhouse, and I would recommend it for any heavy work as long as you can bear the 4.5 pounds. I would look into getting a 2012 used model though. The baseline 2012/2014 models are very similar power wise, for both the GPU and CPU. The 650m is actually 7% faster for 3D graphics (notebookcheck.com), and the Ivybridge processor in the 2012 model is 11% slower than the new 2014 model (geek bench for mac). You can find them for as little as $1200. They are exactly the same externally. Just something to think about.
  5. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I also vote for the 15". You can supplement the storage, but not the screen size (besides an external monitor). Also, the screen seems extra small on a 13" rMBP to me; perhaps because of the high resolution. I think you'll appreciate the real estate for the uses you listed.
  6. Danielingason thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2014
    Thanks everyone! I think i will go for the 15'..
  7. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Another reassuring vote for the 15" model.
  8. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004

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