Who am I kidding? Decided for 13" rMBP

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

  1. colonel179 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 G4

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    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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