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HELP! 1.25 15" or 1.5 12"?!?!
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worldwearyeyes
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Aug 28, 2005, 09:44 PM
 
For about the same price, I can get one of the following:

12"
1.5 ghz
1.25gb ram
100gb hd
superdrive
tiger
applecare though 3/06

OR

15"
1.25ghz
512mg
80gb
slower superdrive
backlit kb
PANTHER
applecare though 1/07

the 15" is actually a bit cheaper. what to do?!?!
     
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Aug 28, 2005, 09:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by worldwearyeyes
For about the same price, I can get one of the following:

12"
1.5 ghz
1.25gb ram
100gb hd
superdrive
tiger
applecare though 3/06

OR

15"
1.25ghz
512mg
80gb
slower superdrive
backlit kb
PANTHER
applecare though 1/07

the 15" is actually a bit cheaper. what to do?!?!
If it were me, I would go with the 12" 1.5 hands down. Faster machine, bigger harddrive, waayyy more RAM...yadayada. Unless you need the bigger screen as a matter of taste or practicality for what you'll be doing with it its an easy decision.
     
d.fine
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Aug 29, 2005, 08:51 AM
 
Yea, the 12" sounds like the better deal, unless you need the screen space. What will you be using it for?

stuffing feathers up your b*tt doesn't make you a chicken.
     
///Milien
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Aug 29, 2005, 08:57 AM
 
If you need the screen size, you can always an external display down the line. I would go with the 12".
 Mac Pro 8-Core 2.26GHz Xeon | 12GB RAM | 2.5TB HDD | ATI Radeon HD 4870 | 24" LED Cinema Display
 Mac mini [Unibody] 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 8GB RAM | 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HDD | 24" LED Cinema Display
 MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 256GB SDD
Too many accessories to list...
     
worldwearyeyes  (op)
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Aug 29, 2005, 02:54 PM
 
I went with the 12"; for screen space I can use my external lcd.

Should get it tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who confirmed my initial thoughts.
     
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Aug 29, 2005, 10:20 PM
 
well i would have gone with the bigger screen. you will notice it every day whereas you won't notice .25 GHz much.
     
Ryan1524
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Aug 29, 2005, 10:42 PM
 
i agree.

but the speed difference seems quite significant as well. so it relaly depends on what your priorities are. can you deal with feeling cramped?
Ryan
     
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Aug 29, 2005, 11:36 PM
 
Isn't the HD on the 12" 5400 and the 15" 4200?
 Mac Pro 8-Core 2.26GHz Xeon | 12GB RAM | 2.5TB HDD | ATI Radeon HD 4870 | 24" LED Cinema Display
 Mac mini [Unibody] 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 8GB RAM | 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HDD | 24" LED Cinema Display
 MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 256GB SDD
Too many accessories to list...
     
JoshuaZ
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Aug 30, 2005, 05:16 AM
 
12in. Its super portable.

Unless you need the extra screen space, go with the 12in. You'll enjoy it.
     
   
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