01-05-2012, 01:38 PM #1
Is a 15" MBP worth the extra money?
- Member Since
- Jul 04, 2008
- Sapporo, Japan
- mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro 2.8 i7, 8GB, OS X 10.6.8
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?
01-05-2012, 03:17 PM #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.
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