15" or 17" MBPro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoran, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. zoran macrumors 68020

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    Which of the two and why?
    The 17" really looks too big for a laptop... no?
    Plus that it doesnt have a led display (at least for now)!
    Also the 17" has one more USB port!
    Im a graphic designer and im not sure if the 15" really suites my needs or not and that 17" has a plentyer space to work on? Or is that justt misleading and the 17" display isnt that big in the end!

    Damn im so puzzled, can i get some directions on this?
     
  2. Sopranino macrumors 6502

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    You're puzzled over this?? Okay, whatever.......

    The only thing that anybody can really tell you is that you should go and look at them side by side in a store so that you can come to a decision that you are happy with.

    However in terms of raw working space the 17", with the High Resolution display, has a 33% greater working area than a 15" display.

    What resolution (pixel count) are you used to working at? Answering that would tell you which of the two (15" or 17") would come the closest to what you are used to.

    Sopranino
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well at home im on a 1280x1024 19" crt display and at work im with an LG Flatron 23" at 1920x1200... so what do u think?
     
  4. ajhaji macrumors regular

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    Get the 15" MBP and invest in a widescreen LCD for home. That's what I did.
     
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    the 15" the 17" is great if you are going to keep it deskbound......its easy to drop from a sofa end....the 15" is perfect :)
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    :confused:
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    If you're worried about the workspace, get a 17". Yes, there is a huge difference over the 15". If you're not, get the 15".
     
  8. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    I think they meant to punctuate with a period after the 15". :p
     
  9. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    guys, ok thnx for your views, but id like to see a screenshot on the two desktops. one from a guy that has the 15" and one from another guy that has the 17", if theres one with the 17" with the optional res, thats also welcome! just make a command+shift+3 on your dektops guys, its enough for me!!!
     
  10. agore macrumors member

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    Also the 17" has one more USB port!
    Im a graphic designer and im not sure if the 15" really suites my needs or not

    The 17" also has a FW 800 port and optional high res. Definitely get a 17 if you do graphic design.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well in what way do u think it doesnt help you? Give me some examples!

    The 15" also has an 800 FW port! ;)

    And whats your opinion regarding the optional higher res of the 17"?

    And the lack of led display????
     
  12. outlandos macrumors regular

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    Can't you just use the search? There has been 1xxx of these threads :S
     
  13. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Im sorry i didnt find anything special!!!!!!!!! Hel pme out?
     
  14. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I don't find anything special about your post either, so put this "Help me decide because I can't make a decision on my own" thread along with the others that I find everyday on these boards.

    You're simply talking about the screen like countless other posters do, either go to the store and check them out or go to Apples website, get some paper and draw the measurements of the screen size out for comparisions sake. Of course this doesn't help with pixel density.

    Before anybody quips up and asks me why I bothered replying in this thread like you guys normally do, I'll answer now by saying I don't know.
     
  15. T0mmyGunZ macrumors member

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    how portable is the 17' for doing things around the house? like moving it from room to room or from couch to bed?
     
  16. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    That is the one thing that made me opt for the 15". I tried the 17" for a couple of days around the house and found it more cumbersome than I expected - especially since the physical dimensions are not that much different.

    However - a true HD screen with LED backlighting migh make me rethink things in the future :rolleyes:
     
  17. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    15" and widescreen LCD is ftw. I'm in graphic design as well, and have found it to be the perfect compromise in terms of portability and screen real estate. If you really need the extra space, however, don't hesitate to go with the 17". Hopefully we'll see higher resolution displays in the 15" lineup soon.
     
  18. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can u plz post a desktop screenshot of the 15" native resolution so i know what we are taling about here?
     
  19. SteveH1UK macrumors newbie

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    How comfy is the 17" on your laptop

    I plan to get either 15 or 17 macbook pro to do some programming in the evenings. This will be on my sofa and on my lap. Is the 17" a bit too big for this?
     

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