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    I am a .NET developer and using windows platform for last 12 years. I do development in .NET framework for living and by interest, I would like to work in different frameworks. I am also planning to learn iOS development. So I am planning to buy my first Macbook Pro. But bit confused that, which model should I buy. I am not a gamer, infect, I don't play any game at all not even a solitare. I will use Windows on top of the OS X with parallel or VM for .NET or any windows related task, but OS X will be my primary interface. Which macbook pro is good for me 13 inch or 15 inch. Occasionally, I would be editing any family video or Photos.

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    02-16-2014 02:13 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am a .NET developer and using windows platform for last 12 years. I do development in .NET framework for living and by interest, I would like to work in different frameworks. I am also planning to learn iOS development. So I am planning to buy my first Macbook Pro. But bit confused that, which model should I buy. I am not a gamer, infect, I don't play any game at all not even a solitare. I will use Windows on top of the OS X with parallel or VM for .NET or any windows related task, but OS X will be my primary interface. Which macbook pro is good for me 13 inch or 15 inch. Occasionally, I would be editing any family video or Photos.

    Help is appriciated
    If size is your only concern then go with the size you find easier to transport. Personally, I think the 13" display is the perfect size for a laptop.
    02-16-2014 10:13 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As a developer go with the 15" unless you plan to use it primarily connected to an external monitor. For myself as a dev, screen real estate is a priority.
    02-16-2014 10:55 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nothing you listed really make an argument one way or another in my opinion...so it's kind of hard to give you a "best for you" answer. I prefer 13"...so I will always suggest such under general situations where a larger screen doesn't really make a difference. I also feel that I'm getting more computer for my money when I go with the smaller screen, because I personally don't do anything on my Macbook Pro that require a larger screen, so I'd rather the money go into storage and performance vs. visual real estate.
    02-16-2014 11:20 AM
  5. nitya1979's Avatar
    I already have 23 inch DELL LED monitor, which I some time use with current laptop. Ratina display also provides decent real estate, I assume. My most concern is not related to real estate. It is performance. Will 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor be good for development assuming, I am using windows in parallel.
    02-16-2014 11:36 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It will work just fine. It's always best to buy the highest spec'ed machine your budget can afford, but the i5 will work fine for you.

    Just to clarify, the retina display has really nothing to do with the size as much as the clarity...and retina is offered on both the 13" and 15".
    02-17-2014 12:16 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The i5 will work fine for development.
    02-17-2014 06:49 AM

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