Which MBP 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smitty8202, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. smitty8202 macrumors member

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    I am currently looking into getting a 13" MPB and would like to know what is the best one to get. I will be using it for the internet, itunes, email, mac application development and my college classes. i dont really need snything too over the top. also is the 13" a good size screen. i have seen em at best buy and the apple stores and it seems big enough but 15 seems just right but dont wanna fork out another 800 bucks. i do plan to buy refurb though so i may go with a 15 if the price is right.
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    If you can wait a month or two, I would. New models are imminent, and even if you want to buy refurb, refurb prices will get cheaper when new models come out. 13 is fine and the base should be good for your needs. A refurb 15" will get cheap when the new models come out though, maybe 1400 or 1500 bucks.
     
  3. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I you go 13", don't bother with the 2.6 model, just get the base 2.4. I use the base model for moderately heavy audio production work, and if it can hold up to that, it certainly can do what you want it to do with ease.

    You can always plug the 13" into a monitor if you want more monitor space at your desk. But it's small footprint makes it awesome for carrying around.

    Don't spend that un-needed money on the 15" if you don't need to.
     
  4. smitty8202 thread starter macrumors member

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    to be honest i dont wanna wait. i kinda need one now cause i start my college classes in a couple weeks and i need something to take with me to work cause my work computer wont allow me to access my online classroom.
     
  5. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    i would suggest the macbook air, either 11 inch , or if you find that too small, the 13 inch.
     
  6. smitty8202 thread starter macrumors member

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    ya i am not buying a macbook air i am not a big fan of them. they dont come with a disc drive and for the price of the macbook air and a disc drive i can get a mbp.
     
  7. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    well if you do need the disc drive, then just buy the 13" macbook pro (the base model). you won't need anything more than that except if you're gonna do some gaming or video editing etc. also, if you're budget is more than that, you can throw in an SSD instead of the hard drive and it will get a lot faster, both in boot times, response times, and everything else.

    edit: to be honest, why don't you just get the white polycarbonate macbook, and just add 2 gigs of ram on it? It will be the same as the pro , 100$ cheaper and you're only missing the backlit keyboard.
     
  8. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    From what you describe as your needs, I'd say don't hesitate to get the 2.4ghz 13" right now. You can get it for $1099 from the Apple Store with student disc. Or if you have a Microcenter near you, $999.
     
  9. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Definitely this. Especially if you have a microcenter. Upgrading the SSD yourself would make it much faster in usage than the 2.66ghz model for the same cost or less.
     

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