i have a 13 inch first gen aluminium macbook and i can use it fine for 5-6 hours, if i was getting another macbook i would probably go for the 13 inch with the i7 processor, the only problem i can see is the shared graphics whereas the 15 inch has dedicated graphics
Okay, so screen real estate aside (I'm more than happy to use external monitors, and would be with either model) what are the benefits of the extra cores and the dedicated graphics card?
I'm going to uni to study film production in September, and so hopefully will get a mac book pro. I just don't know which model to purchase/ save up for. (Obviously the 15" will take me a lot longer to save up for.)
The newest 13" MBP's don't have a dedicated GPU, so for anything gaming its going to struggle a lot more than the 15" MBP. If you don't do anything graphically demanding the 13" is going to be more practical and more of a joy to carry around. Coming from a Windows laptop and once you get around OSX, you'll enjoy both regardless.
just move your eyes closer to the smaller one and spend the money saved on something nice
I have a 13'' Macbook Pro and it's fine for just general web browsing, but i can't do any proper work on it. I personally need a bigger screen size, all my design work is done on my 20" iMac.