I’m becoming a more avid web and mobile application developer and I think it’s about time for me to go with the flow and pick up a MacBook (mostly because I need xCode for IOS). But I’m torn between the 13″ and 15″ models.
What I know:
13″ – 2.8 GHz Dual-Core I7, smaller screen, 4.5 lbs – $1500
15″ – 2.2 GHz Quad-Core I7, larger screen, 5.6 – $1800
I would prefer the 15″, but it’s a brick to carry and lower clock speeds. I’m just not sure the performance difference between the two, especially with difference in graphics (15″ gets ATI Radeon, 13″ doesn’t). I plan on running Photoshop and Illustrator as well as standard developer software (xCode, Eclipse, Dreamweaver, etc).
Just looking for an educated opinion from someone who has had experience with this with some technical input from the related field of web developing.