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First World Problem, laptop size

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Poll: MacBook related (18 member(s) have cast votes)

What size should I get?

  1. 13 (4 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. 15 (9 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. get a pc you fool! (5 votes [27.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.78%

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#21 Electr0



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

Though avoid the RETINA (or use OSX, as its intended) and you have win.

To be honest, programs and website which aren't retina capable are noticeable but it's hardly a deal breaker.

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#22 oscarcharliezulu



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

Hi all,

I'm interested in buying a MacBook Pro, with the Retina display. but am having trouble choosing between a 13" and a 15"

I am a uni student, but I tend to do a little bit of graphic design, photography and a few other things here and there. So i guess if I want portability I should get a 13" but if i want the power, I should get a 15". Cost isn't too much of an issue as I have saved up for this for a while.

I find that even the 13" air is actually fast enough for most anything, so the 13" pro will be great anyway, except for games. For me mobility is everything and the lighter the better, especially if you are taking it everywhere with you. The 15" is just a little too big, it's more a desktop replacement.
I've sold everything off, am editing this on an iMac, and am waiting for something worthwhile to buy. I miss my Q9650, but I'm not excited about anything new out there.

#23 lunchbox1988



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

I started on a 13" Pro in 2010.

Got a newer 13" pro in 2011

Then went to an 11" Air in 2012

Upgraded to the newer one in 2013...

By the end of 2013 I was doing enough photo work that I decided on upgrading again to a 15" rMBP.


About 80% of my laptop use is graphics work (mostly photo edits).

Am about to start using it for VMs for training for work, but not sure whether to use VirtualBox or to put a bootcamp partition and use VMWare Workstation on a windows partition...


Thinking I could even use parallels to do this, am downloading the newest release now to test it on Yosemite.

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