15" MBP - High Res or Not

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  1. matt15f macrumors member

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    Guys with the HR 15" version, do you run the HR resolution normally? Sometimes i feel like it's too high for the screen size (i.e. things are too small) and go back to the standard resolution.

    Just curious for opinions thats all.
     
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  3. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Hi-res is perfect for me. When I see the standard-res, everything looks too big. Just depends on what you're used to.
     
  4. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    Nah the hi res is perfect, intact i believe it is the perfect resolution for a 15 inches. 1440x900 is more of a 14incher resolution
     
  5. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    Hi res for me too. Initially I was hesitant to keep it (coming from 13"ers and I 2008 pro glossy) that I was debating to downgrade the resolution. Resisted the urge and now I'm so used to it. Never think about changing it. In fact when I look at 15" glossy ones the font is too big for my liking. You get used to it.
     
  6. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know who in their right minds would opt for a regular screen over the hi-res.
     
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  8. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    High res all the way. I compared both together, high res is way better :D
     
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  11. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    Initially going from a low res 15 inch to a high res 15 inch it may seem "small" but really it's just only smaller rather than too small. Now looking at my old macbook pro, it just looks big.

    The DPI of the high res is the same as the macbook air, it's pretty much standard now.
     
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    Really? Hmm......... :scratches head:
     
  14. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    x2, love my HR AG
     
  15. MacMojo1 macrumors member

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    I'm the only one in this thread that got a std screen (store bought) and like the others have said I regret it.

    It's not that pics, movies, etc don't look good but the loss of application real estate bothers me. It got so bad with Logic that I ended up buying an external monitor to work on my music.
     
  16. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that was the main reason I wanted the HR, logic can get pretty cramped up if you arent on a higher res screen
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you have bad vision and you need to have font sizes enlarged, etc., to see the screen, then it should be a no-brainer that you should choose the standard resolution display.

    If your vision is fine or your corrective lenses work correctly then the high resolution display would be an excellent choice. Consider choosing the antiglare model as well.

    That said, no matter which display you choose, remember to always rest your eyes once in a while by looking outside or just stare off at something else in the room for a few minutes.
     
  18. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I was all set to buy a Hi-Res 15" until I realized it was the same price as the 17" and had the same hardware configuration, except the screen.

    So I bought the 17". Same(ish?) pixel density. I don't mind the additional size (I like it, in fact).

    Just something to think about.
     
  19. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    It is very easy to read and even though you cannot scale everything like in Windows almost all content is used at the zoom level you select. Word dokument, PDF, Pictures, thumbnails .. will all be at the size you want it, only sharper than on the 900p screen. Only menus and stuff that you don't actually read all the time will take less space and will be smaller but is still big enough for easy reading. Some might not prefer to read a book in this textsize but it is big enough for menu items and the rest is as big as you are comfortable with.
     
  20. Liquinn Suspended

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    Nice, good to know that your enjoying your 17" :)

    Not many people on here seem to have the 17" but I may be mistaken XD
     
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  22. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502

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    High Res...Hands Down.

    I have no idea how I was able to deal with the 1440x900 res on my early 2008 MBP. Every time by brother brings it over, it just seems like everything is just too big. lol
     
  23. fryday444 macrumors member

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    Do Apple Stores usually keep Hi-Res Non-Glossy MBPs in stock?
     
  24. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but when I bought mine it had to be the very very top end model to get it.
     
  25. fryday444 macrumors member

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    Damn, really? I was hoping to be able to get the low-end 15 inch with nothing changed from base except the screen :(
     

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