Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    CoolCheech's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 04, 2008
    Sapporo, Japan
    mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro 2.8 i7, 8GB, OS X 10.6.8
    Is a 15" MBP worth the extra money?
    Coming from a 24" iMac (2.16Ghz, 3GB RAM) I need to get a laptop as I'm moving and leaving the desktop behind. So I'm looking at refurbished MBPs.

    I do photo editing (hobbyist) and like screen real estate, but I'll get an external monitor once I get to where I'm going.
    That said, the main difference I'm seeing is that the 15" (released Apr'10, specs: 2.8Ghz 4GB RAM) has a much better graphics card as well as the anti-glare screen, but it comes with Snow Leopard.
    The 13" (released Feb'11, specs: 2.7Ghz 4GB Ram up to 8GB) has Lion. RAM and Processors are on par with each other.

    There's a $500 difference in the two. Is is worth it?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 13, 2011
    2011 13" 10.8 (latest)
    In the 15, you could easily upgrade the RAM.

    I have a 13" (latest) and I can run FCP, Photoshop, Aperture 3 no issues

    I have 8GB RAM and an SSD.

    Its fast. And I actually prefer the smaller screen, but I have the HDMI adapter to plug into my TV, so screen space isn't an issue.

    Good luck

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Airport Extreme worth extra money?
    By Rhiec in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-20-2010, 06:33 PM
  2. Is it worth the extra money?
    By fondon in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-26-2010, 08:15 AM
  3. 13" MBP: Is 2.66GHz worth the extra $$$?
    By iWish in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-19-2010, 10:53 PM
  4. 2.4GHz vs. 2.53GHz 15" Mac Book Pro. Worth the extra money?
    By stevenf99 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-31-2008, 08:08 AM
  5. Video card really worth the extra money?
    By MacSteve in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-24-2008, 12:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts