Seeking a 13" laptop for portability and some multitasking

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by hydralisks, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    It is a bit above the average. Sony Z = 3lbs. 3820TG = 4lbs. Other 13" units like the DV3 (4.4lbs) the DM3 (4.2lbs) are lighter. I would say that the MPB is at the higher end of the weight scale, if not at the top. The MBP is approaching the weight of the 14.5" Envy. Envy 14 = 5.2lbs.

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  2. skagen

    skagen Notebook Deity

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    It's probably more appropriate to say that the 14" Envy (5.25lbs) is approaching the weight of the 15" MacBook Pro (5.5lbs). :wink:

    As for the 13" MacBook it is probably about 0.5lbs more than a comparable 13", which typically are around 4lbs. What you get as a benefit at the cost of the extra weight is about double the battery life of most 13" laptops and better vertical resolution (1280 x800) than the many units at that size, which usually sport 1366x768 screens.

    As a reference my Dell XPS M1330 at work weighs about 4.2 lbs and that is with a 6 cell battery that lasts 3 hours. With a 9 cell that lasts 4.5 hours it weighs as much as the 13" macbook and still doesnt last as long in battery life. And the XPS is one of the few that has 800 vertical lines at 13" size.
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I think I had it right the first time.:D No doubt that there are many reasons for people to buy the 13" MBP. I don't think weight is really one of them. Great display, battery longevity, full metal chassis, OSX are all reasons to choose the MBP. God knows they are selling enough of them.

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  4. hydralisks

    hydralisks Notebook Consultant

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    Just came home with a 13" MBP for $999! Not too shabby :D
    +repped yall for the help, greatly appreciate it!
     
  5. Franky5

    Franky5 Newbie

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    did you get the free ipod touch with the educational discount ?
     
  6. hydralisks

    hydralisks Notebook Consultant

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    Nope, I actually went with the micro center deal for $999. It ends up costing about $100 more after tax but I would rather pay that than have to deal with selling a touch.
     
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    Markio Notebook Guru

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    MacOS doesn't support Solidworks, so you have to use Bootcamp or something like that on your MBP.
     
  8. Justos

    Justos Notebook Evangelist

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    macbook pro 13 would be good.
     
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