Who am I kidding? Decided for 13" rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by colonel179, May 12, 2015.

  1. colonel179 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2014
    I just ordered the 13" rMBP with 256 GB and 16GB RAM, after so many sleepless nights trying to decide between this and 15".

    I don't use my mac as often as I used to when I was in college. The most I do these days is tons of reports, and some Keynote Presentations. I mainly surf the web and watch movies and TV shows.

    When I was in college, I used to do 3D modeling and make blue prints.

    I tried to convince myself of the 15" because, who doesn't want to have the best thing? However, I tried to remain objective and realistic about my needs vs my wants. Having a 15" would be like having a expensive sports car in a city where you can't go past 30 due to heavy traffic. It would be underused.

    I am also nearly certain that the 15" upgrade will just be the addition of broadwell and force trackpad. I think Apple will wait for at least next year to bring a redesign to the Macbook Pro line (different colors, thiner, wireless charging, whatnot).

    I hope I can get the most out if this new MBP, and whenever I need to change again, it will be with a new redesign and not just internal upgrades. Although, I am still hanging with my iPhone 4S because I don't like the design of the iPhone 6. Hopefully that doesn't happen with a MBP redesign if it ever happens.
  2. Zakzilla macrumors member


    May 11, 2015
    Los Angeles
    I'm in a similar dilemma lol. I'm writing this from a 2010 MBP 13" and am tempted by the 15" screen size and discrete GPU option. I'm personally going to wait until WWDC (I edit video and design for a living), but it's a tough call. I definitely think you're right about the refresh just being Broadwell and probably a new dGPU option. If you won't use those features, just grabbing the refreshed 13" is a good call for now (at least until Skylake comes out!)
  3. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    I am a 15-inch MacBook Pro guy, formerly a 17-inch MacBook Pro guy. I loved that big 17-inch screen. But strangely enough through work I got to use a 13-inch retina for a period of time (actually doing some Final Cut Pro X on it with chroma key) before getting a 15-inch retina through work. I really liked the 13-inch and it worked absolutely great in FCP X (and this was about 2 years ago). But in the end I desired the bigger screen. It's a tough decision for sure... So I say go with your gut!
  4. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    If you think the 15" could be the one you'd want, I think waiting is a good choice. With 16gb ram/256 ssd the 15" model is only an extra $300. It's a nice jump from a dual core i5 to a quad i7. Better graphics as well. Of course, if you're in love with the 13" weight/size, or know you won't need more than the i5, grab the 13". But for $300 it's a nice upgrade IMO.
  5. arcite macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2009
    Cairo, trapped in a pyramid with my iphone
    IMO, if you don't need to use the dedicated GPU everyday, it's better just to save the money and go for the 13. IMO.
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Get the 13", and use the money you save towards the purchase of a large-sized external display.

    Now you have a very portable MacBook, but also can have lots of screen real estate when you need it.

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