1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi, I'm thinking about getting a MacBook Pro for learning to developing game apps for the iOS and i cant decide whether to get the 13" or the 15". Note that i will also use it for school and i don't want it to be too big for me so i would think it's a hazzle having it outside of its case. I also want it to be able to handle other sorts of softwares so i can create things by my own. (Music Software and Picture/Modelling Software).
    It's between the 13" Haswell MacBook Pro 1,499 $ and the 15" Haswell MacBook Pro 1,999 $
    03-14-2014 11:19 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    15". App developers usually want as much screen real estate as possible.
    03-14-2014 11:25 AM
  3. Ludwig Jonsson's Avatar
    Yes but will it work as a hybrid between all i've said?
    03-14-2014 11:57 AM
  4. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Yes but will it work as a hybrid between all i've said?
    What do you mean by "work as a hybrid"? From what you posted, the things you require of it are just normal work flow...and yes, it can handle it easily.
    03-14-2014 11:59 AM
  5. Ludwig Jonsson's Avatar
    No but ofcourse the 15" is better for software because of the extra 2.1 inches. But will the hardware make a big diffrence in Video Editing, Music Editing. Or school work. Will it feel clumsy when i take it out/in of its bag and will it make me think twice before taking it out, like it was some sort of burden?
    03-14-2014 12:31 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't find my 15" awkward to use at all. Not a student though.
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    03-14-2014 12:33 PM
  7. Ludwig Jonsson's Avatar
    ok but does the hardware make a big diffrence in Video Editing, Music Editing and Picture Editing? And is is worth getting a MacBook Pro at this time? Won't they update them soon?

    03-14-2014 01:04 PM
  8. Ludwig Jonsson's Avatar
    between the 13" 1,499 and the 15" 1,999...
    And is the 15" worthless for the price because it hasn't got the nVidia chip?
    03-14-2014 01:10 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Of course the hardware makes a difference. But you get what you can afford. Music and video editing will still work fine on the cheaper machine, it will just take longer during rendering. How much I have no idea because those are not activities I do frequently.
    As for when the newest models came out, they were last updated in Oct I think so probably won't be in the next several months. But nothing's certain…
    Ludwig Jonsson likes this.
    03-14-2014 02:31 PM
  10. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Depends on what software you're talking about too...there's HUGE differences between different kinds of the same category of software. There's also a pretty substantial difference in the loads they put on the machine between the different programs. Just generically saying "Video, Music and Picture editing" really isn't a good indicator of what kind of power you'd need...but I can assure you, either of those MBP's (13" or 15") will more than handle pretty much ANY editing program you load on them.
    Ludwig Jonsson likes this.
    03-14-2014 02:40 PM

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