You might be in that situation where you are spending hours and hours on deciding whether or not the purchase the 13inch model, or the 15inch model. Since we have been getting a lot of questions regarding the MacBook Pro, we decided to give you our thoughts and advice.
If your primary reason for buying a MacBook Pro is NOT video editing or gaming, you don’t need to consider the 15inch model. This is simply because the 13inch has enough power for the rest of the tasks. However, if you are looking into doing REGULAR video editing or gaming, then go for the 15inch model. In fact, if you are a hardcore gamer, go for the higher-end 15inch model simply because the graphics processor will be given 1GB of dedicated memory.
If you are thinking of purchasing a Mac, and your primary tasks you intend to do are web surfing, email, iPhoto, editing documents in Pages – then we advise you to stick with the lower-end 13inch MacBook Pro. This is simply because you are not a demanding consumer, and the baseline model will keep you more than happy. However, if you are one of those people who does video editing and gaming sometimes, but not so often, then the higher-end 13inch model should keep you happy.
If you get to the point where you realize that you are just a very light user (not using intensive applications), then we would also suggest you to check out the MacBook Air. This is simply because the MacBook Air’s flash drive really does make a difference in speed. Whether its web surfing, photo editing, documents and so on, it is just so much faster. Even opening apps can be 2+ times faster!
However, the downfall with the MacBook Air is storage capacity. Starting from only 64GB up to 256GB of storage, that might not be enough for your media. So, if you have a lot of media, and you are still a light user, then we would advise you to go for the baseline 13inch MacBook Pro, and perhaps upgrade the sloppy 5400rpm hard drive to a 7200rpm drive for faster speeds.
About the Author: Kenta Arai is a tech enthusiast who was born in Japan, and grew up in Hong Kong. He is very passionate towards technology and he became one of the most enthusiastic technophile student in his high-school, and was also well-known for consulting many of his school-mates when purchasing new computers.