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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hi there Everybody!
I come from Italy and next August I will have a brand new MacBook Pro, with no limited budget (birthday excuse )
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Sooo, what's the bestest best out there?
I was thinking of buying it (MBP 15 inches) with a preinstalled anti-glare hd screen.
Any advices? (Ram (yep I will upgrade it), CPU, and all that stuff )
Thanks guys!
Ciao

Gian

P.S. mind that probably I'm gonna take up App developing on that machine!
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Easy question - the 13" for portability, the larger ones for power.

I like a balance of both, so for me it turned out to be a high power 13" with 8gig RAM and, soon, 480 gig SSD drive.

If money is no problem, get the 16gig RAM upgrade, 480 gig 6g SSD, and an external Cinema display or two.

2011 MacBook Pro 13" i5, 8/300 gig 27" + 23" disp
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Be aware that Apple does not let anyone know when they will upgrade one of their line. It is always a big game that Apple Marketing plays.

The Mac Book (white plastic model, bottom of the Apple portable line) and Mac Book Air (thin, light, Optical drive is external to computer) have been predicted to be up for renewal in the next month or so.

Better than listening to me. Read this forum for advice on when upgrades are due: Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone
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I think you got to decide what is the right size for you, then spec it out.

For me, I wanted the 13" size first and foremost.
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Originally Posted by gianluca View Post
Hi there Everybody!
I come from Italy and next August I will have a brand new MacBook Pro, with no limited budget (birthday excuse )

Sooo, what's the bestest best out there?
I was thinking of buying it (MBP 15 inches) with a preinstalled anti-glare hd screen.
Any advices? (Ram (yep I will upgrade it), CPU, and all that stuff )
Thanks guys!
Ciao

Gian

P.S. mind that probably I'm gonna take up App developing on that machine!
I think I just bought the machine that you'd like

Check out this thread for the unboxing pics:

MacBook Pro Unboxing

It's all maxed out except for the RAM. It has the top Processor for 15" @ 2.3GHz QuadCore i7 as well as the Hi Res Anti Glare, BEAUTIFUL screen btw!

I just went to the store and picked it up on Thursday and I am in total awe at how awesome it is!

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Mina
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You can't really go wrong with any of them, but you have to decide first what you want to carry around with you. The 13" is smaller and lighter than the others and is a real winner. The 15" and 17" an offer more goodies, but with a weight differential which makes lugging it around a real chore at times. I have a 15" MacBook Pro (2010 model) with the Core i7 2.8 GHz processor, 4GB RAM. 500 GB HDD and Hi-res matte screen and I love it. I just wish it were easier to lug around. I guess I should've gotten the 13" model. Oh well, live and learn as I always say. Either way, I still love my machine. Just decide how much you want to carry around and then add the hardware.

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