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So that you're looking to buy a MacBook Pro, however you face the query, Do I would like the portability of a thirteen inch OR the ability of a 15 inch?

Now for reference, I'll be evaluating the highest end stock 13 inch MacBook Pro against the lowest finish stock 15 inch. What I mean by stock is there's no tweaks & no customization. You possibly can walk into the Apple Store, BestBuy and even go on Amazon and pick these fashions up.

So, like I discussed, probably the most appealing factor in regards to the 13 inch MacBook Pro is the Type Factor. It is lighter, it is more compact and due to this fact, it's simpler to move around. Then you've got the 15 inch, which is heavier and possibly a bit less portable, however you're getting Desktop like Power.

So performance-wise this 13 inch MacBook Pro has a 2.9GHz Twin Core i5 CPU that turbo boosts up to 3.3GHz. The 15 inch alternatively has a 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 CPU that turbo boosts all the way in which up to 3.4GHz.

As far as the RAM and Storage go the 13 inch has 8GB of RAM, 512GB flash storage, as the 15 inch has double the RAM but half the storage it means can clearly be configured. What can't be configured although are the Graphics. The thirteen inch has Intel Iris Graphics 6100, then you may have Intel Iris Professional Graphics on the 15 inch.

Now when it comes to those Cores and those Graphics and the way they make distinction in efficiency we'll get to that in a second, but I feel we first have to deal with the Display. Its measurement, resolution and general screen real estate.

The 13 inch MacBook Pro has a decision of 2560 x 1600 whereas the 15 inch MacBook Professional has the resolution of 2880 x 1800. And by way of what these numbers really means everything is scaled, and if it wasn't Text and every part could be so small, it'd be a nightmare to look at. So, the thirteen inch MacBook visually seems like 1280 x 800 whereas the 15 inch visually appears like 1440 x 900. Now past that every of those will be configured to give you more screen real estate.

Next what I did was bump up every MacBook Pro to the following scaling option which gave us more screen real estate. And what I had happening my laptop computer was a Full 1080p window enjoying in Final Cut Professional 10, and I used to be able to see how much more screen real estate I received on the 15 inch evaluate to the 13 inch.

Subsequent step let's get into performance. In Geek-Bench three the 13 inch MacBook Pro had a Single Core Score of 3475 and a Multicore Rating of 7439. The 15 inch MacBook Pro was really close in terms of these Single Core Rating and that's to be anticipated with the cloak velocity however where you see the BIG distinction is, is the Multicore Rating, which was 13138.

As far as the Flash Storage goes, both had been insanely fast. And I'll note although that the speeds truly relies on the amount of storage that is in your MacBook Pro. In this case, the 13 inch was constantly across the thirteen to 1400 MBs per second read and write, whereas the 15 inch MacBook Pro had slightly slower write speeds, when compared to the thirteen inch.

Subsequent step in Final Cut Professional 10, I had a 3 minute 1080p project. What I did was integrate compressor into a multi-pass H.264 where I saw 1 minute and 55 seconds on the thirteen inch MacBook Professional and the 15 inch did that in a minute and forty seconds.

Subsequent step was a 1080p render test. This really focuses on the graphics. And right here the 13 inch MacBook accomplished that job in 2 minutes 27 seconds whereas the 15 inch did the identical factor in 1 minute and forty one seconds. So you possibly can see a fairly large distinction here.

So staying within the graphics department, running Tomb Raider at 1440 x 900, the 13 inch MacBook had 21.4 avg fps, whereas the 15 inch more than double, 45.9 avg fps.

Moving on to the After Effects CC render. The thirteen inch MacBook Pro 2017 took three minutes and 4 seconds and then the 15 inch took 2 minutes and 25 seconds. So once more, right here that is where you can see a BIG difference between the two.
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