Which macbook pro should i buy??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nowayout1, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. nowayout1 macrumors newbie

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    im switching to a macbook pro from my hp dm3 1030, but don't know which i want to get 13" i7 2.7ghz or 15" i7 2.0ghz

    which should i go for?

    i'll be using it as a general laptop, surfing web, facebook, and sorting out photos and fixing them on aperature 3/iphoto, and if its any use on a mac adobe lightroom 3.
     
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    15", you will appreciate the higher res and quad core. The i7 13" really doesn't compute on a cost analysis.
     
  3. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anybody can answer this question for you. You just have to try them out at the Apple store.
     
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure we can answer that for you.

    Get the baseline 13 inch. Spending money for the processor upgrade is a complete waste.

    For your uses, the 15 inch is overkill.

    Upgrade the ram from another site for cheap.

    Go to a store and get a feel for the 13/15 but you don't need more than the baseline. I edit pictures in Aperture all of the time and it's as smooth as silk on my 13 inch.
     
  5. windowstomac macrumors regular

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    I'm inclined to agree with Young Spade. I do far more demanding stuff, including constantly running Windows 7 in a virtual machine and have no complaints whatsoever with my 13" i5 with 8gb.
     
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    To me the low Rez is the killer of the 13". Speed of the base is ok.
     
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Are you just saying that or have you compared the screen side by side with the MBA? And, just for the record, MacBook Pro screen is a better color gamut than the MacBook air. The f
     
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I've experienced both.

    Yes, the color is better than the air. 1280 is useless and given the marginal weight savings not a sacrifice I would make. I personally think the 13" needs a serious rethink. It's stuck in no man's land.
     
  9. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I just have bad eyes but I think the resolution is fine. I hadn't even thought some people had a problem with it till you brought it up.
     
  10. tombq macrumors newbie

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    since I have not found a company esteemed for it's antiglare on 13" pro

    I must get the weighty 15" instead of he best 13" for running 3 operating systems on Bootcamp if i can to learn one in addition to having the windows7 and OSX (non-Lion)

    QUESTION: Do your i7s run hot? i5s too?! (optimally running & hibernating while on the go 50 browser tabs/windows + office + all of Adobe CS5 Suite + Bootcamp of course and much more as i re-discover Mac

    The Apple store person said don't get a 17" but if i am going matte anyway with a weighty 15" why not go for the 17" one with full 1900x1200 res. and the larger one is nice and weight-distributed !

    Anyway who knows -- the backpack is ready for anti-reflective 13" with any antiglare company/product you all can recommend or i will dive immediately into the 17" or 15" internal debate and take the plunge by the end of the week.

    thx for reading and for any inputs
    - Tom
     
  11. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    It's too low for my taste. Nowhere near enough screen real estate. Should be 1440.
     

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