YOUR MacBook, which one ....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Jul 2, 2009.

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Which Mac are you?

  1. Macbook Pro 13"

    57 vote(s)
    40.7%
  2. Macbook Pro 15"

    53 vote(s)
    37.9%
  3. Macbook Pro 17"

    21 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. Macbook Air

    9 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    Let's assume the price was all the same or not a factor .... which MacBook would you choose and why?

    13" MacBook Pro
    15" MacBook Pro
    17" MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air
     

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  2. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    If I were getting it for free I'd get the 17, sell it, buy a 15 and pocket the profit.

    I chose MBP 15 tho.
     
  3. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Ordered a 15-inch MBP :) As much as I loved the 17-inch MBP - it was just a little to cumbersome.
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I ordered the MacBook Pro 13" on Monday, so I don't have it yet. But I got a little extra on it, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. I chose this one mainly because the 15" was too expensive for me, and I wanted a laptop with a smaller footprint than my current laptop, which is 15".
     
  5. dawnraid macrumors regular

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  6. ray648 macrumors regular

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    Assuming that I don't own any of them, I would go for the air.

    If I was offered the choice today I would go for the 17" (I already have an air) as a desktop replacement for my iMac, pair it up with the 24" led cinema display for home use, but portable for longer trips/holidays/etc.
     
  7. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

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    nothing beats the sexyness of a true HD 17" 1920x1200 screen period.
     
  8. Koerfgen macrumors newbie

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    I've been through that choice a month ago...



    I've been through exactly that choice a month ago and in the end it turned out that price was not even the deciding factor.

    I travel frequently due to my job and a 13" would be an ideal traveling partner due to size and weight.
    But once I sit in my hotel room and want to access the Internet or watch a movie (or want to use my MacBook as a desktop replacement at home) I would want a 17" MacBook.
    In essence 13" laptops make poor desktop replacements; 17" laptops are too bulky to lug around.

    I guess you know what's coming:
    Overall the 15" MacBook is the "one-fits-all" solution for me.
    Small enough to fit comfortably in a carry-on bag on a flight, big enough to qualify as a serious desktop replacement and allow watching movies without a microscope.


    From what I gather around, most IT departments seem to be favoring 13" laptops for their road warriors, but their decision process is probably not much influenced by how suitable a laptop is for watching movies.





    Kurt
     
  9. robivy64 macrumors member

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    I chose (and purchased) the 13" Macbook Pro. I prefer the compact size and ease of portability with the 13" model. I'm not a heavy computer user, so it fits my needs perfectly.
     
  10. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I voted for (and in real life opted for) the 15" MBP. Budget was a concern but overall, I felt the then 2.53 MBP was the best bang for the buck. That model had more L2 cache, vram, 4gig of ram, larger HD for a modest price increase.

    I chose the 15" model over the 13" MB because of the superior display panel at the time, and the dual GPU.

    I felt that the 17" model was too large and unwieldy. It consumes too much space to use it on an airplane, it eats up desk space and when I have it at home I have the laptop hooked up to an external monitor there by mitigating the biggest feature of the model - the screen size. You're paying a premium just for the large display (and now the matte display option as well).
     
  12. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Umm... I technically have all three sizes.
    So I don't wanna buy yet another Core2Duo. :p
     
  13. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I'd like a 13" MBP when they get mobile quad CPU's and dual GPU's... for now my 2009 whitebook will be GTG :D
     
  14. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    13" for portability, which is what I bought.

    Then when I get home I can hook it up to the LED display. :D
     
  15. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I went with a 13" and I don't regret my decision one bit(and this is coming from a previous 15" MBP user)

    I'm not interested in watching movies on it - I have a 22" Samsung TV/Monitor for that. I do some web design, some graphic design, but mostly just internet, surfing and general use.

    If money were not an object, I'd still buy this, I seriously like to portability and compactness. I'd just put a 256GB SSD in it with 8GB of RAM and I would be more than content with it.
     
  16. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    As much as I do enjoy my late 2008 15" macbook pro, I really do miss the portability of the 13". I might go as far as selling and replacing for the new 13". It really is the perfect size for traveling in rather tight situations.
     
  17. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    I went from a 13" blackbook to a 15" Penryn MBP, only because there was no 13" at the time. I missed the form factor greatly, and love the new unibody solid-ness. As soon as the 13" mbp was announced, I bought one, sold my 15" MBP, and totally love it. It is exactly what I was waiting for.
     
  18. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502

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    For the balance of portability / power / expandability / screen size I choose the 15" - I know its the same machine that I own, but its the mac that works best for me.

    2nd choice would be an Air but then I would need a Mac Pro at home

    :rolleyes::apple:
     
  19. Harmless Abuse macrumors regular

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    I'm liking the 13" MaccBook Pro. I'm a fan of the size, because I don't use it for too much, but it's so easy to take around campus with me.

    If I need more power, I opt for a desktop. I like portability in a notebook.
     
  20. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    15". Plenty of power without the extra bulk of the 17" or the minimal screen real estate of the 13".
     
  21. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    If they cost the same, I would get exactly what I got a 15" 3.06Ghz, but I would have gotten the 256GB SSD. Its basically the same as the high end 17" except for 1 hour of battery life and the ExpressCard slot, but a lot more portable.
     
  22. joro macrumors 68020

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    The 15” because I have loved mine and I don’t need a 17” screen. :cool:
     
  23. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looking at the poll the new 13" MacBook Pro sure seems to be a success since it was introduced a few weeks ago ...
     
  24. tripletaker macrumors member

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    I know this is the MBP forum but... what about the white MB?

    Although I have the 13" MBP.
     
  25. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the White macbook is an impressive machine, but I can't help but think of it as sort of a gateway drug. The $999 gets you in the store, and for an extra $200 Apple gets you to walk out with a slightly faster machine, with all the aesthetics of the pro (unibody, sd slot, backlit keyboard, led display, trackpad), etc.
     

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