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Hey guys,

I am looking to buy a new Macbook Pro. My main use for the laptop will be graphic design and some video production. I will being using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro.

I want a portable machine since I will be living on a college campus. I think I would prefer the 13" Macbook Pro over the 15" simply because it is more portable, and if I want a bigger screen I can hook it up to an external monitor. However I'm not sure if the specs on the 13" will be a hindrance on my graphic design and video production.

What do you guys think?
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The big difference between the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro model (besides the screen size and price) is the graphics processor. The 13" models use the Intel HD 3000 integrated GPU whereas the 15" models have discrete graphic processors. If you don't plan on playing games, the 13" model should suffice.
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Would the graphics processor effect the video quality or picture quality? I probably won't play games.
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I'll let someone who already owns a 13" MBP answer this. But from what I have read in our forums and others, it should be fine for video and graphic design.
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