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I'm planning on buying a new macbook within the next couple months. It's a gift to myself as I'm about to finish graduate school and only a thesis stands in my way. I've decided on spending the extra penny on the pro but one questions remains: 13" vs. 15"?

I'll be using the computer for day-to-day lesson planning activities for my classes and for my graduate thesis. Is the disparity between the two that significant? Personally I prefer the smaller size the 13" offers, but the specs (and the price) of the 15" seem much greater.

Thoughts? Will I be content with the performance of the 13" for my day-to-day activities for the next ~3 years?
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I got the 13" over the 15" last month because of its compact size. I'm sure it will keep me happy for more than three years.
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Sounds like you already made up your mind. Stop torturing yourself and buy it already.

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it all depends on your usage. if you're only going to use it for your daily activities and not require much computer power the 13in would do. but if you're into games and editing photos, videos or anything that requires power go with the 15in.

now i know you would ask which 13in model and 15in would we suggest.
I read a lot of reviews over the net already about this so i would share to you what i read.
if your opting to go for the 13in model. i (and a lot out there) suggests to get the i5 model rather than the i7. the speed difference between the two is almost negligible. if you're opting to get the i7 13in model then it would be more nice to go to the low end 15in model for greater power and speed. but if you want over all performance and if you have the money go for the highend 15in model this one is almost at par with the 17in MBP.

well i hope we've helped you in your dilema... BTW, i just got my 2011 MBP 13in i5 3 days ago and i love it. the portability and power is enough for me to do my daily things plus alittle photoshop editing.

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