15'' vs. 17'' vs. 17'' HD - Brightness and Color

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iBunny, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Are the new "LED" 15 inch Screens brighter than the 17 inch Cold Cathode Screens?

    I really wanted to get a 15'' MBP - It seems like the perfect performance / size for me, however would like to fully customize it, and do not want to (1) wait the 4-6 weeks for the faster HDD, and (2) do not want to take the chance of getting a messed up / Yellow screen.

    So Here comes the 17 inch into play. However I am concerned with the difference in brightness between the 2 sizes? Is the LED really much much brigher than the 17 inch? Is the 17 inch HD worth it anyway because of the screen realestate?

    Thanks
     
  2. milky23 macrumors regular

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    Here is my brief analysis after visiting an Apple store and comparing the 15" SR MBP (LED backlight) side by side with a 17" SR MBP (CCFL backlight). The 15" was a little bit brighter than the 17", but in my mind, the 17" is a far better screen. The difference in brightness (which was negligible to my eyes) was far outweighed by the poor viewing angle of the 15".

    Seeing them both in person, I instantly fell in love with the 17", and i ended up buying one yesterday.

    If you have bad eyesight though, I would consider waiting for Leopard's resolution independence. Anyway, my two cents.
     
  3. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you had to pick 1 - Would you say the 256MB 8600GT handles the 1900x1200

    Perfect
    Great
    Good
    Average
    Poor

    This is my main concern
     
  4. kentfrancisco macrumors member

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    I've had the 17" Hi-Res for about a day right now and I would give it a "Perfect" for the display and just about everything else.

    Side by side, the 15" LED may be a *TAD* brighter than the HD screen, but the HD has plenty of brightness to spare. I would say that full brightness verges on uncomfortable, even.

    I think if you're going to get a 17" MBP right now, it makes no sense to not spend the $100 extra and get the upgrade to HD. It's the difference between $2799 and $2899, so it can't honestly be a deal breaker for anyone in terms of cost.
     
  5. IBrown macrumors newbie

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    17" - Bright enough.

    I went for the 17" high-res display. I haven't seen the 15" LED display, but the 17" is more than bright enough.

    This screen is great!:) :)
     

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