I am thinking of getting a notebook with larger screen size than my 12" powerbook. Now that there is hardly any difference (edu pricing) between a highend 15" and 17" i was wondering which would be better? I want to upgrade arround march-june.
Same here. I fell in love with the 17" as I saw it... Love at first sightevilernie said:I had to make the same decision. I thought for sure that the 17" was right for me and I had the money so hey, it's a no brainer right? Bigger is better?
I decided to go to the Apple store nearby (which was PACKED) to compare the two. And you know what, I went with the 15". The 17" was just a little too big for me. The 15" seemed just right for portability. However, I also bought a Dell 2005FPW monitor to go with it!
The moral of the story? Check them out in person if at all possible.
Maybe it is. But after a while you get used to it. I carry my PB every day to class. Trust me, everyone is so amazed when they see the 17" They love it!budugu said:Thanks for your advice. I guess i have enough time before making that decision. I am planning to wait till WWDC and then dive in! Even though i love the 17" some how i feel that it might be a bit too large to run arround! Nevertheless it creates another opportunity to go to the apple store !
Sry, don't agree on this point. I have 4 - 5 hours battery life with normal usage - just as the 15" one.zwida said:... and has an awfully short battery life in real-world situations.
well that's impressive as my 15" with BT off, brightness down to the last notch, and wifi on only gets me 3 hours and 45 minutes.heaven said:Sry, don't agree on this point. I have 4 - 5 hours battery life with normal usage - just as the 15" one.
Here is what Apple says:
# 50-watt-hour lithium-ion battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 5 hours of battery life (12-inch models)
# 50-watt-hour lithium-ion battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 4.5 hours of battery life (15-inch models)
# 58-watt-hour lithium-ion battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 4.5 hours of battery life (17-inch model)
It's a fair point, if that was only what you were carrying. Add books, documentation, lunch, powerbrick etc. etc. and it can get a little tiring.Roz said:Anyone who thinks the 17" is too heavy needs to hit up the gym! Come on people! It's only 7 lbs. versus the 5.5 lb. 15"!
Sorry, I needed to get that off my chest