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    Default 13" or 15" MBP?

    currwently running an Asus i5 laptop, but it's already getting a little unreliable (the trackpad buttons are getting less and less responsive) and I get a bit miffed that I have to turn off wifi and the battery monitoring to get a nice low latency, so I've been considering getting a refurbed MBP

    If a 13" screen enough, or do you need a 15"

    I only really use two decks at a time (occasionally three for samples/scratching but not for long periods of time)

    Also, did any of the older Macs have more than 2 USB ports?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Ohms View Post
    currwently running an Asus i5 laptop, but it's already getting a little unreliable (the trackpad buttons are getting less and less responsive) and I get a bit miffed that I have to turn off wifi and the battery monitoring to get a nice low latency, so I've been considering getting a refurbed MBP

    If a 13" screen enough, or do you need a 15"

    I only really use two decks at a time (occasionally three for samples/scratching but not for long periods of time)

    Also, did any of the older Macs have more than 2 USB ports?
    I've used both a 13" and a 15" MBP with traktor and to be honest there really isn't too much of a difference especially if you're using an external mixer and can hide the internal one. Also being able to adjust the font size in Traktor will help with any reading issues so I'd say it all comes down to weight. I personally just prefer the 15" MBP since I do more than DJ on it so that might be a better bet if you're going to use it for more than DJing.
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    13" macbook air!
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    I have a 13inch macbook, and i've never had a problem with the screen size on it.

    as JesC said, have a look at the 13inch macbook air, a damn impressive machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eeloe View Post
    I have a 13inch macbook, and i've never had a problem with the screen size on it.

    as JesC said, have a look at the 13inch macbook air, a damn impressive machine.
    i got a 13" mbp, does it job, but im really thinking of getting a MBA 11" just for serato
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    I say 15, but 13 would probably be enough if you can hide the internal mixer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    I say 15, but 13 would probably be enough if you can hide the internal mixer.
    Therein lies the rub - I currently have the internal mixer shown, though I'm sure I could cope ...
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    if you're producing and doing stuff with waveforms, i'd suggest the 15 inch. with the thirteen inch, there is so much zooming in and out. the 15 inch models usually have better specs capabilitites anyway.

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    17" and never look back. If your laptop becomes your life, might as well do something that can handle everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.droidx View Post
    the 15 inch models usually have better specs capabilitites anyway.
    true.. but nothing that will make a noticeable when it comes to audio programs.

    You could get the cheapest MB and you'd be fine

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