performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

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performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by maze23a » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:59 am

I'm planning buying a macbook pro in the fututre.
Not only for performing but sometimes for performing as well!
For general use i like the 13'' better cause it feels much more mobile
and i like to use it when travelling also.
But when it comes to perform-is it too small?
Do you have experience with performing with 13''?

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by locojohn » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:16 pm

maze23a wrote:But when it comes to perform-is it too small?
Do you have experience with performing with 13''?
I've been playing gigs with a 13" MacBook for over two years. Of course, at times, you wish the screen real estate was bigger, but it isn't a show killer for me -- I got used to it. I wouldn't position it too far from your face though.

Having said that, my next laptop will be a Mac Book Pro with a 15" screen. ;-)

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by supamonsta » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:15 pm

definitely bug enough, assuming you got some nice midi controls under the hands, and that you KNOW what pad/button controls what

Running live shows with 13" macbooks since now 3 years, definitely good.

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by maze23a » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:12 pm

Thanks fot reponding.
I guess i'll go for the 13''
More mobilty,a little bit more battery power and at the end 600 Euros less!
Enoughs pros!

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by simonlb » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:38 am

supamonsta wrote:definitely bug enough, assuming you got some nice midi controls under the hands, and that you KNOW what pad/button controls what
Exactly what I was gonna say.

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by rikhyray » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:27 am

I wish there was higher resolution option, more real estate on the display for using Traktor. As far as Live is concerned I am fine on stage,booth etc as well as all mobile situations. If you want to use it on ICEs,bus,car, 13` is better choice. 15` is just bit bigger but from my experience that "little" turns PITA all the time when in above mentioned mobile situations (unless you fly first class, driven in limos...)

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by supamonsta » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:48 am

definitely bug enough
:lol:

definitely what I didn't mean to say :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by jesso » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:25 pm

Big enough, but I'm finding 15 inches far more luxurious!

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by mrsakitumi » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:42 pm

13 MB works fine for me and i've been using it for gigs ranging from festivals to clubs.
I've mapped all the stuff I need to my controllers, so when I change to another track, I only need to
glance for a bit, to orientate, then playout the rest of the track just looking at my controllers.

currently use a PadKontrol and a Launchpad for live gigs.
i suppose the extra real estate comes in handy if your live session is pretty intricate.
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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by squelcht » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:23 pm

jesso wrote:Big enough, but I'm finding 15 inches far more luxurious!
Thats what she said?

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by 5meohd » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:50 pm

i like mine as well... at the time the extra few hundred was impossible... but I would say its not an "unfair" price difference. I'm not sure about the 15 but I know the 17 isn't just "bigger" it also has a MUCH higher resolution which would be the key difference for me if I upgrade.

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Re: performing with 13''macbook-experience-Big enough?!

Post by TwoPort » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:18 am

I think speed is more important than 13 vs. another size...

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