Which new 15" model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gymangel812, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. gymangel812 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    Which of the 15" models should I go with? It will be my first Mac. Is the higher end one worth the extra money? I will be using it for basic needs like Word, surfing the net, etc; adobe cs5; and some web development programs. I don't see myself needing to pay extra for the bigger HD, but am I going to notice a difference otherwise between the two?
  2. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    No need for a 15" save some money and go for the 13" units they work really well, and unless you are playing some serious games then you do not need the CPU performance, and the money you save on not getting a 15" you can get an external monitor, external Backup Drive, and Applecare warranty if you really wanted.

    I have an older 2009 uMB 2.4 I am going to sell and then buy a Refurbished MBP 13" with the 2.66 and save some good money off of New.

    Just wondering why everyone goes right to the 15" units when the 13" units are great for the money, especially Apple's Refurbished units.
  3. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    The 1680x1050 makes all the difference, having more screen real estate than the tiny 1280x800 resolution of the 13" could ever offer. I am surprised Apple did not choose to use 1440x900 on the new 13" models like the new 2010 MacBook Air 13" uses. The extra screen real estate really makes a huge difference.
  4. gymangel812 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    I like the bigger screen. That's why I didn't ask if I should get the 13" or the 15". I wanted to know if it was better to get the higher end 15".
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    The base 15" will be fine. The 1650 x 1080 screen will really benefit you.
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    For your needs the base 15", optional hi-res display if you're going to do a lot of graphic work, will be great.

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