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Which MacBook to buy?

I’m looking to buy my gf a laptop for her to carry around and show client’s some of her photos. I also want her to be able to do some editing if she needs to. She already has a Mac for all of her editing. These are the two I've narrowed it down to
Apple - MacBook® Pro - 15.4" Display - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Silver
Apple - MacBook Pro® - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Space Gray
Any advice on which one and why? Thanks

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In reply to: Which MacBook to buy?

I'm on a rather nice machine but its 256GB SSD is going to get changed up to 500+ because it's getting cramped. But I have Visual Studio, Android Studio and more installed so the stock 256GB is now less than 100GB free and my old laptop was 512GB SSD.

The 15 inch is my go to size for work but as you can tell, for me the storage is light. And with the Apple you can't change this later on many models so you have to know what works for you.

I wish I could tell you which is the right fit but can't.

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MacBook Pro - 13.3" Display

In reply to: Which MacBook to buy?

I think you should go for this 2nd option -
Apple - MacBook Pro® - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model)

See it's not something that you are going to change every day. Screen size can be compromised. It would be better to pay more for a better option rather than to compromise on features.

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