« on: October 26, 2013, 01:36:55 PM »
I use the 13inch (2013) . Retina model and I really like it ... coz it is portable enough to carry anywhere and good enough to edit ... I have no problem with the 13 inch screen size.
The reason for choosing 13 inch MBP was:
A few years ago I had a 17 inch Alienware but the size always got in the way of being able to edit anywhere I liked ... Also when I do plan on sitting for a few hours of editing, I always fire up the iMac ... but for the times when I did not want to sit that long for editing or when I wanted watch a movie on my home theater and have a light weight (and capable) laptop next to me to edit a few photos, (especially during the times when I find a boring part of the movie/tv show or during adverts), but the big 17 inch screen "got in the way" for such activity, so I sold it and got a 14 inch Alienware. But it was still a bit heavy to carry around anywhere (especially during vacations or on the road) ... so I sold it and got a 13 inch MBP in 2012, so I could watch movies/TV shows on my big screen in the living room and pick up the 13 inch MBP do a few quick edits when there are adverts or boring scenes. I sold it last month for the 2013 Retina model ... it is a lot lighter and the battery life is awesome plus its size is perfect for traveling ... Since I keep all my photos and lightroom catalogs in several 1TB portable USB 3 external hard disks, its easy to plug it into the iMac and continue on with longer editing sessions.