17" Hi-Res or 15" w/ External Monitor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Amuraivel, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Amuraivel macrumors member

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    I have become fed-up with shuffling windows around on my screen.

    I translate for a living, and code for university.
    I have a couple of university courses a week, and travel occasionally.

    To those of you with a 17", how often is "reasonable" to be traveling around with it? Do any of you attend the occasional university class with it?

    I currently own a 1400x1050 14" T60p.

    I work probably equally in an office and at home. Hence,
    the question becomes is better to have the 17" to have the screen space when away, but higher weight penalty.

    Is the 17" MBP a pain to lug around?
     
  2. Naim135 macrumors member

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    17" is fine for me

    I have a 17" with the high res screen and carry it round in a sleeve and a Tech Air bag, works great for me:)
     
  3. Amuraivel thread starter macrumors member

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  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Imo the performance gain of the 2.4 vs the 2.5 ghz mbp is not that big. And for the 7-800 bucks saved you can get a really big high quality monitor, maybe even the 30" Dell (I don't know how much it costs atm).

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. highjumppudding macrumors 6502

    highjumppudding

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    17 hi rez

    i have the 15". Wish i had the 17 inch high rez. one large screen does it for me, better than 2.
     
  6. Amuraivel thread starter macrumors member

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    Has anyone modded a 15" with an LED panel to a higher resolution.

    I would in principle love a WSXGA+ panel for the MPB 15", but the low res. it's just not an upgrade for me.
     
  7. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    If they have, it's likely in here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=207751
     
  8. Amuraivel thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I ended up ordering the 17" w/ 2.6 Ghz.
     

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