1. ImTecH's Avatar
    I don't know which to choose because if
    I choose 13'' I'll get the portability but it don't have that much horsepower
    and If I choose 15'' I'll get the horsepower but not portability since the
    15'' is too big.

    Which one then?
    Why did Apple do this
    danbula likes this.
    11-05-2016 05:19 AM
  2. Vince729's Avatar
    Will you use it on job? Then go for 15", in school? Go for 13", you can afford any of it, then i suggest 15, but if I were you Ill go for 15 😊
    11-05-2016 05:50 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    What kind of work are you going to be doing on your MacBook? The 13" is more than powerful enough to serve the needs of 95% of users. I don't necessarily agree with the previous post that the 13" is for school and the 15" is for work. It's all about what you'll be doing, not where you're doing it.
    11-05-2016 06:03 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I always go for the 15"

    It really is up to you.. if you prefer portability then go with 13"
    If you prefer power then go with 15"

    11-05-2016 06:34 AM
  5. ImTecH's Avatar
    What kind of work are you going to be doing on your MacBook? The 13" is more than powerful enough to serve the needs of 95% of users. I don't necessarily agree with the previous post that the 13" is for school and the 15" is for work. It's all about what you'll be doing, not where you're doing it.
    After the Macbook Pro with touchbar available I'm planning to travel and video editing on the go
    11-05-2016 10:39 AM
  6. ImTecH's Avatar
    I always go for the 15"

    It really is up to you.. if you prefer portability then go with 13"
    If you prefer power then go with 15"

    but I want both the power and portability (
    Im greedy lol
    11-05-2016 10:41 AM
  7. Nomatiti's Avatar
    I would go with 15-inch because it isn't that much bigger than the 13-inch.
    11-05-2016 10:58 AM
  8. dionhan's Avatar
    I have a 15'' macbook pro. I find the 13'' macbook pro just a little too small. In the image below you can the differences.

    13'' or 15'' ? Which to choose?-15-13.jpg
    11-10-2016 09:15 AM
  9. TimHart's Avatar
    After the Macbook Pro with touchbar available I'm planning to travel and video editing on the go
    If you're doing video editing, then I would suggest the 15". You'll be glad for both the extra horsepower as well as for extra screen real estate.
    11-10-2016 01:01 PM
  10. wkelly24's Avatar
    Well, at least you don't have to worry about a 17" option. I've used both, and both points you have are valid. However, I think you need to ask yourself, what it is you do with the laptop. Screen Realestate could make a big difference, especially at the screen resolution you wish to use.

    The other thing, the 15" is more portable than you think. Especially if the newest models are even lighter and a bit smaller footprint.

    Hope this helps a bit.
    11-11-2016 06:56 AM
  11. psamo's Avatar
    If you can afford, I suggest the 15" one.13" macbook is more portable but 15" macbook is user friendly when it comes to the display.
    11-11-2016 07:51 AM
  12. angusmatheson's Avatar
    I have the same struggle. I don't video edit, the program I need is CPU interwove, so that complicates the performance question - so dual core i7 vs quad core i7 - for fastest options. The question for me is more real estate worth 1 lbs of weight (and a lot more cost). I've decided that I have to see them side by side and pick them up before I can decide.
    11-11-2016 08:28 AM
  13. tonyxavier's Avatar
    I will trade ultra portability for power!
    11-11-2016 11:17 AM
  14. jsarino's Avatar
    Though the portability would be nice, and I've gotten accustomed to the 13" display during the day (work ultrabook), I would still gravitate to my MBP 15" when I get home for the display real estate. If I had the budget I'd pull the trigger on the 15" MBP 2016, or even the 2015 version...more my budget.
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    11-11-2016 01:31 PM
  15. JamiePreston's Avatar
    go for the 15" its up to you really.. if you prefer portability go for the 13" but If you prefer power then go with 15"
    11-11-2016 04:19 PM
  16. red5gary's Avatar
    If your going to use it like work horse, then get the 15". If you wanna save on coin, get the 13" Both seem like great Macbooks.
    11-11-2016 09:45 PM
  17. xderiwx's Avatar
    I have a 13" and will go with the 15" when it's time. With every iteration they get a little smaller and lighter. I imagine the 15" now must be lighter and more portable than what old 13's used to be.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    11-12-2016 05:11 AM
  18. angusmatheson's Avatar
    As I read it (and according to yesterday's Genius), the only way to get quad core chip is 15". I don't needs graphics power, but I need CPU power, so I think that settles it for me. Now the question is 2015 with legacy poets and old keyboard or 2016 with fancy new touch bar.
    11-12-2016 07:16 AM
  19. Matty's Avatar
    I don't know which to choose because if
    I choose 13'' I'll get the portability but it don't have that much horsepower
    and If I choose 15'' I'll get the horsepower but not portability since the
    15'' is too big.

    Which one then?
    Why did Apple do this
    If i remember correct: WIDTH
    15" Macbook Pro (2016) is around 34 cm
    and the width of the 13" (2016) version is 30 cm.
    and the width of the 13" (2015) version is 31 cm
    and the width of the 13" (2012) version is 32.5 cm

    So thats only around 2cm (or less) on each side and not that much bigger. If you can afford it. I would say go for the 15" inch
    11-13-2016 01:03 AM
  20. angusmatheson's Avatar
    Pet peeve: I hate the way the way screens are described with 1 number - what we really care about it is area and shape - which requires two numbers. I think using only the longest corner to corner length pushed PC to 16:9 which is a stupid size for a screen and lasted forever. I had to go to an Apple Store to get an idea of what a 13" vs 15" really looked like - and for my 15" does seem a lot bigger.
    11-13-2016 01:21 AM
  21. Baltiervaan's Avatar
    then choose the highest end 13" if money isn't a problem for you. it always base to preference. for me, i want 15". much more work space.
    11-13-2016 04:38 AM
  22. rdmartin1's Avatar
    I wish the 13 had a quad core option and discrete graphics.
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    11-13-2016 07:26 PM
  23. jsarino's Avatar
    I wish the 13 had a quad core option and discrete graphics.
    I was surprised it didn't have those options for that size.
    11-13-2016 10:12 PM
  24. xtremeled's Avatar
    What kind of work are you going to be doing on your MacBook? The 13" is more than powerful enough to serve the needs of 95% of users. I don't necessarily agree with the previous post that the 13" is for school and the 15" is for work. It's all about what you'll be doing, not where you're doing it.
    Perhaps the poster meant that school is usually less demanding than work.
    11-13-2016 11:16 PM

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