15" MBP hypothetical screen choices - which one would you buy?

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Which 15" MBP would you buy?

Poll closed Feb 10, 2010.
  1. 1440x900, glassy

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. 1440x900, matte

    15 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. 1650x1050, glassy

    58 vote(s)
    36.0%
  4. 1650x1050, matte

    80 vote(s)
    49.7%
  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Lots of comments here about screen resolution and glare, with many users buying the 17" mostly because of inferior PPI of the 15", versus others complaining about eye strain with the 17". I personally am about to switch to the 17", but not sure I would do it if they offered a 15" with 1680x1050 and matte screen.
     
  2. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh shoot, I wrote 1650x1050 in the poll options. Anybody know how I can change that (or ask an admin to change it) to 1680x1050?
     
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Glassy 1680x1050.:) I'm not bothered by the glass, even when in a sunlit room, and it gives a sharper image. A higher resolution would be sick.:cool:
     
  4. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    How do you even start a poll?:confused:
     
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  6. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    A 1650x1080 in the 15.4 and a 1440x900 in the 13.3 would be ideal.

    I'd pick glossy
     
  7. Osprey macrumors 6502

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    I would love the matte (or is the correct term now anti-glare?) 1650x1080. I would buy the 17 inch, but really like the 15 inch size so much better.
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Edit your post? (click "Go Advanced")

    I forget how polls work here, but on most forums the poll can be edited if you can edit the OP.

    And 1680x1050 glossy FTW. Still waiting on the explanation of what it does to the light to mess up the color.
     
  9. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Tried but it doesn't offer to change the poll text.
     
  10. masse macrumors 6502a

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    But really its okay because we get what you mean.

    obviously the higher resolution is the best choice.
     
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  12. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing if we can get well over 100 votes it might be worth the effort sending Steve a link to the poll.
     
  13. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    I need to ask: why?!? Higher resolution > Lower resolution
     
  14. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    hahah 100? Do you realize how small of a number that is compared to Apple's customer base? When you get 100,000 votes or more, than that might be something.
     
  15. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, it depends on how representative apple thinks the macrumors crowd is, and on how sinificant the votes outcome will be :)
     
  16. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Simply because the whole OS is not DPI independent, I don't want to be squinting at small text, menu bars, buttons, ect.
    The 17in MBP just has too high of a DPI IMO for what I want to do. I suppose I need more face time to adjust but I came from a 1440x900 17in iMac.
     
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  18. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    IMO it depends on what becomes the standard in the industry. Once the majority of 15.4 laptops adopt 1440x900 resolution at least, and it's about damn time they did, apple will go a step further and probably offer more.
     
  19. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    It's pretty clear people want a Hi-Def option. And its pretty clear people want a matte display option alongside the glass screens. Make it happen :apple:
     
  20. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    Well Mac Rumors has more than 100,000 members so... we'll see
     
  21. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really!? That's impressive. Yes, we shall see...
     
  22. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    for 14x9 id want matte but 16x10 id want glass, dont ask
     
  23. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    id pick glossy too, but there is only glassy now
     
  24. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Here's a thought I got now that I have the 17" matte (couldn't bear the blotchy glass screen of the 15" any longer): it would be nice if Apple used the same bezel size as in the 17" on the 15.4". It looks much thinner. They could, in fact, probably increase the display size in from 15.4 to 16.0. In that case having more pixels would be easier. I really love the display on the 17". I increased minimal font size in Safari and Mail, and this way have similar absolute font as the 15.4", but much more legible letters (I personally found this terrible on the 15"). Of course the screen is much nicer for viewing photos, etc.
     
  25. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    I love having high res. But honestly, I think 1440x900 on the 15" is pretty damn good. I had a Dell latitude D820/830 with a 15.4" @ 1920x1200 and it was pretty nice, but as long as I can play a 720p video with some room to spare I'm good. As nice as 1080p would be, it's kind of pointless on a screen only 15.4"
     

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