Which Mac for this purpose

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Mar 2, 2011.

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Which MacBook would you buy?

  1. 17" MBP

    17 vote(s)
    41.5%
  2. 15" MBP

    21 vote(s)
    51.2%
  3. 13" MBP

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. 13" MBA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    - Will be my main computer not hooked up to a display.

    - Using 8+ hours a day, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, 50-100 emails, also entertainment, surfing, light video editing, no gaming.

    - I prefer a large display but don't like to work from a desk which rules out an external monitor. Often I'll work from the kitchen table, in my den on lazy boy or couch ... rarely at my desk.

    - I work from home, this computer won't leave the house.

    - Price doesn't matter.

    What computer would you buy?

    Please vote in the Poll.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #2
    MacBook Pro 15". I would highly recommend upping the CPU speed and getting the hi-res screen.

    TEG
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    I don't see a poll, but I would vote for 15" MBP, hi-res (AG or glossy, whatever is your preference), and higher spec if money really isn't an issue, possibly an SSD.
     
  4. acedickson macrumors 6502a

    acedickson

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    My vote = 17"

    The three key things you said besides usage were "won't be using an external monitor", "won't be leaving the house", and "money isn't an object". Those three plus your usage scream 17". Plenty of screen real estate to do what you need. Get yourself an SSD to boot from and 8GB RAM, from a third party my suggestion, and you'll have a beast. I'm considering getting the 17" even though I will be taking it around. What's an extra pound in my bag? I'm a man dammit!
     
  5. Beige Panda macrumors newbie

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    You basically want a desktop replacement that you can use anywhere in the house so... definitely 17". You don't need the portability of the 15", you do need the bigger monitor, and if money is no object then why not go for the big boy?
     
  6. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    I'd go with an upgraded 15 (just because the 17 would be too big for a lap computer, for me at least)
     
  7. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #7
    More votes for the 17" than I expected.

    That's what I'm considering, a max'd out 17" AG screen.
     
  8. acedickson macrumors 6502a

    acedickson

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    Do it! Can I get a loan too since money is no object?
     
  9. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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  10. darkeartg macrumors regular

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  11. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    15 inch I feel will outnumber the rest. It lies between the extremely heavy (17) and very portable (13). 15 is the expected value.
     

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