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Jul 6, 2009, 08:52 AM
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theheadguy
Jul 6, 2009, 10:36 AM
Direct link to article: http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-10041-10146&sr=hotnews

jennyp
Jul 6, 2009, 10:52 AM
I'd generally agree with their very positive review for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. I just bought one, and it's a beautiful piece of kit, except for two things.

Firstly, I will probably be getting a matte screen replacement from Techrestore, as I'm not sure I'll ever get used to the glossy screen.

Secondly, I hope to goodness Apple will release a software update so I can disable the 'all-in-one' trackpad's "pinch open and close" behavior for specific apps - it's hugely annoying not having this because it's so easy to brush the trackpad and suddenly zoom the app's view to some weird value. They got carried away with the iPhone glass thing.

If these things are sorted, I'm sure I wouldn't be tempted by any other laptop.
:)

Pugpuppydude
Jul 6, 2009, 10:55 AM
I'd generally agree with their very positive review for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. I just bought one, and it's a beautiful piece of kit, except for two things.

Firstly, I will probably be getting a matte screen replacement from Techrestore, as I'm not sure I'll ever get used to the glossy screen.

Secondly, I hope to goodness Apple will release a software update so I can disable the 'all-in-one' trackpad's "pinch open and close" behavior for specific apps - it's hugely annoying. They got carried away with the iPhone glass thing.

If these things are sorted, I'm sure I wouldn't be tempted by any other laptop.
:)

Sounds like just a plain old PC would better fit your needs then. I pay extra for all those goodies ;)

jennyp
Jul 6, 2009, 10:59 AM
Sounds like just a plain old PC would better fit your needs then. I pay extra for all those goodies ;)

Not sure I know what you mean. Why would I want a PC? And, you "pay extra .. " :confused:

Kilamite
Jul 6, 2009, 11:09 AM
Not much word on how good the 17" matte display is though, in terms of brightness and colour depth. Anyone care to chip in?

I really wish Apple offers matte displays as an an other option too for all their laptops. Maybe they are just waiting for OLED panels to perk up.

50548
Jul 6, 2009, 12:03 PM
Again Apple steps up to the plate with the best build quality in the world...there is simply no competition to the new MBPs in terms of display and battery life...actually, the newest lineup is the closest to perfection Apple has ever been...GO!

Eidorian
Jul 6, 2009, 12:06 PM
Does this include the 13" model as well?

Compile 'em all
Jul 6, 2009, 12:09 PM
Top notch?

I beg to differ http://mantia.me/blog/macbook-pro-thousands-of-colors/

50548
Jul 6, 2009, 12:10 PM
Does this include the 13" model as well?

Yes.

Eidorian
Jul 6, 2009, 12:11 PM
Top notch?

I beg to differ http://mantia.me/blog/macbook-pro-thousands-of-colors/Please don't tell me it's TN panel nonsense again.

bretm
Jul 6, 2009, 01:26 PM
Top notch?

I beg to differ http://mantia.me/blog/macbook-pro-thousands-of-colors/

I still don't see how you derived it was 6bit. A sales rep said so? Yet you point out so often that the sales reps don't get this info. Perhaps the macbook was 6 bit and the pro (nearly the same machine minus backlit, fw, and new display) is 8 bit. Perhaps the second sales rep you spoke with about the adapter wasn't aware of the upgrade.

jennyp
Jul 7, 2009, 06:19 AM
So which is it really - 6 bit or 8 bit? Anyone actually know?

The Man
Jul 7, 2009, 07:45 AM
Every laptop has a 6 bit screen. PC or Mac, it doesn't matter. It's always a TN screen. There are no 8 bit 13", 15" and 17" screens. They don't make them anymore (or maybe only in very, very small quantities.) Smallest IPS widescreen monitor for the desktop is 20" panels, but only very few companies sell them, like Eizo. So quit the 6 bit, it's only thousands of colors, crap because every laptop screen is TN. What matters is how good the TN panel is for on-the-road work.

jennyp
Jul 7, 2009, 08:09 AM
Every laptop has a 6 bit screen. PC or Mac, it doesn't matter. It's always a TN screen. There are no 8 bit 13", 15" and 17" screens. They don't make them anymore (or maybe only in very, very small quantities.) Smallest IPS widescreen monitor for the desktop is 20" panels, but only very few companies sell them, like Eizo. So quit the 6 bit, it's only thousands of colors, crap because every laptop screen is TN. What matters is how good the TN panel is for on-the-road work.


Thanks for explaining that. Color looks great on my 13-inch anyway! :)