1680x1050 on 15" - worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ninjaboi21, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. ninjaboi21 macrumors member

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    Hi MacRumors,

    I'm pleased to see the new MacBook Pro - have really waited a long time to see it, and the Sandy Bridge i7 Quad-core is just awesome. If I should stay at low-end or high-end, I am not so sure.. It's a 450$ difference for me in Denmark, but I guess I'll wait and eventually see if any benchmark/reviews pops up @ uTewb (YouTube). What do you choose?

    My question is: should I go for the 1680x1050 resolution on a 15" MacBook Pro - talking glossy, not anti-glare here - would that be worth it? It's my first Apple notebook, so I have no idea if it's going to be too small or eye candy. My current Mac Mini is connected to a 22" with 1680x1050 which I think is nice.

    I would use it for some web browsing, Photoshop, school (projects, studying etc.), Modern Warfare 2, eventually World of Warcraft - would the low-end graphiccard keep up with those game @ 1680x1050 or would I have to upgrade to hi-end model?
     
  2. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are even considering using Photoshop, get the higher res screen
     
  3. ninjaboi21 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I took the low-end MacBook Pro 15", will I be able to play World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare on the 1680x1050 resolution? Even if it means low settings? Or would I have to go with high-end MacBook Pro 15" to get satisfying FPS?
     
  4. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I have the same question...
    All I do is surf the web, music, movies, microsoft office, etc...no editing or anything like that.
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    If you have no eyesight problems, and can see it comfortably, you can't go wrong with the higher resolution screen.
    The only people I know to not like it are in the older age groups, and used to lower resolution monitors.
    Personally, I love the Antiglare.
     

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