(Original post by jabed786)
Okay I bought a Vaio and had a few problems with it, they are sending me a replacement but if problems persist, I'm going to demand a refund.And I think I'm gonna jump to the other side and join the world of Mac.
There is quite a big difference in terms of cost between the 13inch and 15inch. And wanted to know, do people on the 13inch find it comfortable to use (is it not a strain on the eyes when going on it for long periods of time? does the size of it bother you? etc.)
The 13inch is £850 where as the 15inch would set me back around 1300.
I wish there was a 14inch size available - it would be a lovely happy medium.
Oh and is it quiet i.e. is the fan quiet?
I have had a 13" MacBook Pro since August and before I bought it I thought I would struggle on a small screen, I had the vaio FW before so was used to 16.1". Its a fantastic machine, and use it allot and havent really experienced any difficulties with it whatsoever. I haven't installed windows on mine yet though, I don't really feel the need for it.
I would say though, the way I used to get my work done presentations, spreadsheets, chrome and documents opened simultaneously etc, I feel that 13" is a hint bit of a cram the way I used to do my work. At the moment I do some iPhone programming with the Mac and that means loads of windows, now while Mac has a brilliant way of organising open windows, Itd be even more convenient on a 15". If I was to buy another one it would be the 15" as you can really then make even better use of the Mac OS which is brilliant. If you are a power user then go for the 15" although you will not be too disappointed with the 13" if at all.
As well, if you want to run any games you'd probably be better off buying the 15" - the 13" doesn't have a dedicated graphics card. Its brilliant for everything else though if you are not into gaming / gaming on computers.
And so you know you will love the Mac OS, you will still be able to install windows on it so you can choose which OS you want to run at startup or there is a fantastic program I recommend called VMWare fusion which allows you to run windows programs on Mac seamlessly, like if you open up a word document, it will open up Windows version of word as if it was a Mac program. Completely seamless.