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MacBook Pro - I Have a Dilemma, 13" Macbook Pro or 15" Macbook Pro?


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Hello everyone,

This is my first time on this forum and I am not sure if this is the right thread to post this so please forgive me. I am in a little bit of a dilemma here cannot decide between the Macbook Pro 13" and the Macbook Pro 15". I will generally be using this for school, music recording, email, a game here and there, and surfing the web. I am little concerned about music recording I am trying to figure out if 13" will be ideal for music recording or will I need to step up to a 15" (Money is not an issue between the two). I like the 13" because of the portableness of it. I like the 15" because it is a bigger screen and has louder speakers. I am worried that the 15" is going to be too big to haul around. I wont be doing a lot of hauling around but a fair amount. I you decide to help me out keep in mind music recording. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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They are almost identical except for the CPU speed, and obviously the screen size. It only becomes drastically different when you look at the 15" that has a dedicated graphics card.
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After using a 17 Laptop for a bit i went back to the 15 as it was better for lugging around, especially on aircraft in economy seats - my advice - go for the 15 as the 13 is just a bit restrictive.
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They are almost identical except for the CPU speed, and obviously the screen size. It only becomes drastically different when you look at the 15" that has a dedicated graphics card.
Yes this is true but do you think a 13" is all I need or do you think I need the 15" (I would either get the high end 13" or the low end 15" which is the same specs).
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After using a 17 Laptop for a bit i went back to the 15 as it was better for lugging around, especially on aircraft in economy seats - my advice - go for the 15 as the 13 is just a bit restrictive.
Yeah I'm thinking your right. How does it feel to carry around a 15 compared to a 13? Any idea?
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I'm going to refer you back to this thread, because I did a whole spiel on your dilemma.
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How well will a 15" fit in a book bag?
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How well will a 15" fit in a book bag?
I would buy a separate bag. I wouldn't but it in with any of my books. I found a messenger bag that is pretty stylish that has it's separate compartment for a notebook, that can fit a 15" Notebook. Only downside was the price. >_<" cost almost 100 bucks.
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I would buy a separate bag. I wouldn't but it in with any of my books. I found a messenger bag that is pretty stylish that has it's separate compartment for a notebook, that can fit a 15" Notebook. Only downside was the price. >_<" cost almost 100 bucks.
I was thinking I would buy the sleeve stick it in there when I might need it.
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I don't mean to make a big deal about this whole thing, I any help I can get will help me with this ( I am spending a good amount of money ) Oh and thanks so much everyone for you help so far it is giving me some things to consider. I will still gladly appreciate any help I can get.
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