17" or 15" AG ??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by g-bomber, May 28, 2010.

  1. g-bomber macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have decided to buy a Macbook pro and am torn between the 15" and 17" i7 AG models.

    Will be using the laptop mainly for programming, casual gaming, and some light photo and music editing - only have 6 months more of uni so portability is not essential

    Need help on the following :

    -How much more screen real-estate does the 17" have than the hires 15" ?
    -Is there a performance or battery life difference between the two? ( real world battery life experiences would be appreciated)
    -Any differences in the comfort levels when typing? (I couldnt test out using the laptops on my lap in the store)

    I have been able to compare the base glossy models in a local retailer and 17" screen is just amazing!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    17" provides ~27% more screen estate (in pixels)

    17" has little bit better battery but I don't know by how much. We aren't talking about hours though, maybe 15mins
     

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