1440x900 vs. 1680x1050 in 15" monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by V4705, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. V4705 macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    From your experience, 1680x1050 in 15" is a welcome upgrade for everyone or users that not really need that (photoshop users and such) will find it annoying and too small for this size?

  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    1680x1050 is way better. At least in windows you can scale the fonts and icons with resolution, so nothing looks small.
  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
  4. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    1680 x 1050 means smaller fonts, not ideal for a 15" notebook, imo.

    The 1440 x 900 AG screen on the 2010 15" MBP's was perfect ... those days are gone :(
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Huh? The 15" AG only came with the 1680x1050 res.

    EDIT- Oh wait, the original AG unibody 15s were 1440x900.
  6. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I mentioned this in another thread, but I'll say it again.

    In the lab at school they have older Apple Cinema Displays (the kind of with two feet on both ends and the thick clear plastic). I find it easier to work on website mockups in Photoshop on the ACD than on my 15" 1440x900 early 2008 MBP. It gives me just enough more room to have all my toolbars in better configuration, with more breathing room for whatever I'm making. It's not a huge improvement, but for me it was worth the money.
  7. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009
    1680x1050 is great if you use Etrade or Scottrade online to trade stocks or options.
  8. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    1440 X 900 is perfect for my 51 year old eyes. YMMV.
  9. Rob9874 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2010
    I'm stuck with a 1440x900, so I'm trying to convince myself it's better, or at least tolerable. I use Chrome, and if you go into tools and change zoom to 83% (one click down), it'll save it for that website. So any site that doesn't fit, just zoom it out, and it's set every time you go back.

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