Which Macbook Pro should I take?

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  1. Samael00001 macrumors newbie

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    I'm tearing apart - which Macbook Pro should I take?

    - Macbook Pro 13" (2.8Ghz (dual core), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) ($2000)
    - Macbook Pro 15" (2.5Ghz (quad core), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) ($2500)
     
  2. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    15"

    i really wanted a 13" but its just not worth it.
     
  3. Samael00001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but 13" is much more compact.. I really don't know.. :(
     
  4. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    yeah, but you're already dishing out 2 grand, might as well pay another 500 and get a much better computer.



    if you want a more compact computer with good specs get a PC. But depends on what u use it for. If you're a basic user the 13" is fine, but that 15" will last much longer.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    What is the intended uses?

    I personally, like the 15" because it's quad core, better GPU and larger screen. I think overall its a better use of your money but you may not need all that power. It really depends on your usage and needs.
     
  6. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Which Macbook Pro should I take?

    I would hate to lug around a 15".
    If CPU and GPU is not a requirement, I would definitely get a 13" instead.

    And honestly doubt Apple quality with the Nvidia graphics.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    15" all the way, because of quad core and an NVIDIA card.
     
  8. Meister Suspended

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    I would ask the same question.
     
  9. catzilla macrumors 6502

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    Look for a leftover '13 2.3 i7 16 512 750m, should be around $2k. Might be hard to find now, but there are always refurbs.
     
  10. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    Why 15"?

    Thats why.
     

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  12. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Huh? The 13" uses the same SSD
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    To take Black Magic Speed Test Screenshots?
     
  14. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    i deserved that.

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    This is true.
     
  15. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, post of the day!

    ... and good of you to have a sense of humor about it.
     
  16. viorelgn macrumors 6502

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    Should be emphasized that however great all the MacBooks are, their sealed in batteries are total deal breakers for anyone needing extended battery endurance. Also, Apples inexplicable and indefensible refusal to license the MagSafe connector further complicates a workaround for those otherwise willing to endure the clumsiness of a tethered external battery.
     
  17. Skika macrumors 68030

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    This doesnt exist.
     
  18. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Did I miss something or is people recomending the OP to choose one without even knowing his needs? We should know, before, which kind of usage would he give to the computer, so then we can give advise...
     
  19. Meister Suspended

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    ... the story of all these kind of threads ;)
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    See post #5, I asked the OP what is his intended uses.

    I gave him why I prefer the 15" MBP, but until we know how he's going to use it, we really cannot state what would be the best for him.
     
  21. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that was the right to do, but then OP didn't reply so other people are advising like someone who buys a lottery ticket :D
     
  22. Samael00001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to use it for work with game engines and Blender (modelling tool). Photoshop (not large files) and sometimes Premiere Pro.

    This laptop won't be my main working machine, but I still want to be able to do some "serious work" even if I'm not at home. It seems that 13" is quite good for this too (rendering time: 13" = 35min, 15" = 23min)

    8GB RAM is enough for me, but I want to get 16GB cause I'm buying this laptop for 3+ years

    I love 13's compactness, but 15's screen size and power is also nice. So...
     
  23. Meister Suspended

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    For your intended use I would go for the 15", hands down!
     
  24. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. For the usage stated, I would get the 15". If you want it to last 3+ years for your stated usage pattern, then getting the 15" will help in that area a lot more than if you get the 13".
     
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    What?
     

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