15" Screen Resolutions and CPU Speeds

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    I am looking to buy a Dell XPS M1530 tomorrow to use (as well as my MBP) for web developement.

    However, they offer 2 different screen resolutions and I'm not sure which to go with. They offer 1280 x 800 or 1920 x 1200.

    Which would be the best to go with? Would the 1920 x 1200 be too small? Anyone got any experience using this resolution on a 15" screen?

    I'm just concerned that after paying an extra £200 for the higher resolution, I won't be able to comfortably use it.

    Also, would I notice much difference between the 2.4GHz with 3MB Cache and the 2.5GHz with 6MB Cache?
     
  2. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered running Parallels to do Web Development in both the Mac and Windows at the same time? Also I would recommend the 1920 X 1200. My work machine is a dell laptop and its a 15inch with a resolution of 1440 x 900 and looks stunning. 1280 x 800 is small now and days.

    Doesn't your MBP run 1920 x 1200???? You can check under System Preferences under Displays.

    -iGrant
     
  3. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Not sure what the MBP runs at (not got it with me at the moment) but it's definately not 1920 x 1200. I think at best it's 1440 x whatever.

    My MBP is getting tired and looks rather shabby to be honest so want to get a new machine and keep the MBP as a desktop to use with my 23" ACD for now....just cant afford a new MBP. The XPS with 1920 x 1200 screen will be £900. Plus I need to use Novell workstation (for work) :(
     
  4. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

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    1920x1200 FTW! You can see 1080p movies with some vertical pixels left over :cool:
     

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