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    Deciding on a new Macbook Pro
    Nothing like why should I buy a mac it's probably more complicated then that. Just kidding, I'm currently a Macbook (whitebook) owner and I am buying a new Pro in the next couple weeks. I need some pros vs. cons on the 13 vs. 15 inch models. I only use it for college and some photoshop (not extensive). I mainly use it for internet, music, photo editing from my camera and some drawing for t-shirt designs for my new company I'm starting. What would be the better model? I don't have 2,000 dollars so I can't get the big 15" but I do like the 15" model however I travel a lot to and I don't want to deal with a really large computer as well.

    Thanks for any help.

    jtcannonball

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    It sounds to me as if the 13" Macbook Pro will do everything you're looking for and be easy to carry around too.

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    You can always hook up to an eternal monitor if you ever need to work bigger.
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    Go for best of both scenes, 13" for travel and 20" for more work area at home;


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    Well go to one of your apple stores and play with the computers, see if you really need the 15in or the 13in is good enough.

    Personally, I just bought a 13in mbp and it does everything I need it to do. If you really need a big screen, just buy a external monitor.

    They both have SD card slots for your camera.

    It really just depends if you need the 15in screen or not, like I said, go play with the mbps at a apple store

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    realistically, the 13" isn't THAT much more portable than the 15", especially in the weight department. Get a 15" if you plan to do anything more than medium workloads on the road or away from an external monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZorroAMG View Post
    realistically, the 13" isn't THAT much more portable than the 15", especially in the weight department. Get a 15" if you plan to do anything more than medium workloads on the road or away from an external monitor.
    I agree. My bro has a 13" Macbook and I have a 15" MBP. To me, it's enough of a difference that I'm very glad I went with the larger screen size.

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    I just bought a new MBP 15 and to me its worth it for the screen size while still being
    portable.

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    Yeah I like the idea of a 15" model myself. Don't have room for a workstation at home right now so a larger screen is a better solution I think. Any major differances in the models other than faster processor and screen size?

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