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September 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm #30381
I’m buying a new macbook in the next few days. I ideally want something portable – but I don’t want the portability to rule over functionality…
Is the 13″ macbook powerful and big enough to work on?
It won’t be my main machine as I have a nice i7 system with 27″ monitor, but I would work on it when i’m not at home (I travel a lot at weekends to visit mates etc).
So I would be willing to buy the 15″ if the 13″ was too difficult to work on for periods of time.
I would also prefer the i5 processor over the Core 2 Duo that the 13″ model has.
Opinions?September 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm #78959TheDocMember
I own a 13″ Macbook – it’s certainly not very fun to work on over long periods of time. The screen real estate just doesn’t do it for me.September 29, 2010 at 8:55 am #78858
Would you say it was too small for casual work? Im talking minor updates to websites while you are out of the office etc?
I may do a little development while I am off work etc? Im being pushed towards the 15″ but the 13″ is just so cute! :DSeptember 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm #78842Chris CoyierKeymaster
I think I’ve heard that the display on the 15″ is amazing, better than the 13″ or 17″September 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm #78840TheDocMember
Even for casual stuff I find it annoying. The price difference is a big deal, but the screen size alone makes that up for me (not to mention the cpu and gpu boosts).September 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm #78636Quintin_SMember
I’ve got a 15″. I’m used to my 30″ screen at home, though, so I hardly ever do design work on it.
I was actually drooling over a 17″ yesterday. I can see myself being perfectly happy with one of those.September 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm #78647
Ok i’m going for the 15″.
Should I pay for the screen upgrade though?
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display [+ £0.00]
MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display [+ £80.01]
MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display [+ £120.00]
Is 1680×1050 to large a resolution for a 15″ screen?September 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm #78653MaskdTuxMember
I am currently using the 15″ in Bolivia. I have written a couple full websites on it. I can’t say it is fun but I can do the work. I couldn’t imagine working with anything smaller.
I find that the regular 15-inch Glossy Widescreen works fine in all conditions. But I can only go to 1440×900 resolution on mine.
I also find it is a little big to take everywhere but I have been able to go everywhere with it.
Through my travels the thing about it is it is just about indestructible with the machined case.
I wouldn’t want any other computer to travel with me.
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