Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by h4lp m3, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2011
    New Orleans
    I've got the 15" 2.4Ghz C2D MBP and I was wondering if there's any point in downloading 1080p movies or should I just stick with 720p? Can it even play that high of resolution?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Just FYI, a quick google search would've answered your question in a lot less time than it takes to wait for a charitable person to answer on a forum.

    A 15" has a resolution of 1440x900, 1080p is 1920x1080. As can be easily read, your computer is unable to display full 1080p. It can play it just fine, and if you want full resolution, you'll have to plug it into a 1080p TV or external screen capable of 1080p or more.
  3. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You'd have to give us a lot more info as the point is always subjective. If you're just watching them on the built-in display and need to conserve space then it's probably better to go with 720p. If you want 1080p for "future proofing" or if you use a 1080p external display (I do) then it may be worth going with 1080p. You can't just assume that your situation, preferences and priorities are universal no matter what the topic.

    It can certainly play that resolution though you probably won't see much benefit with the built-in display. In addition to looking up specs you could easily play a 720p and 1080p version and see if you can tell if there are any differences for yourself.

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