17 vs. 15 inch

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by blairbeckwith, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. blairbeckwith macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem like two inches would be that much.

    Does it really affect the portability that much? I really want the 17-inch, but I' be taking it pretty much everywhere with me, as a student/commuter to work.
     
  2. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    If you are going to take it everywhere with you and you're thinking about the 17, look into the 15 with high resolution display.
     
  3. Beta-guy macrumors newbie

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    I got the best MBP 15" with high res display, honestly I love it, I just wish Apple put Blu-ray in this machine...
     
  4. pyramis macrumors member

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    17" is a pain the arse to lug around everywhere. 15" is plenty large for photo/video/anything you need a big screen for.
     
  5. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I dunno man, my first Apple computer was a 17" PowerBook, and I miss that thing every day. I'm using a 13" MacBook. The 15 is only 2 inches bigger, and the 17 is only 2 inches bigger than that. Would 2 inches make a big deal for me on my 13"? You bet it would.
     
  6. Nuck81 macrumors regular

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    I love my 17" but it sits on the desk the majority of the time...
     
  7. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    I went from 13" to 15" and have really enjoyed the extra space (the high-res screen is great too) but I don't feel the need for a 17". If you are going to be transporting it a lot I would suggest the 15", but I never used the 17" so I can't speak from experience.
     
  8. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    Way back I used to carry a 17 around. I am carrying a 13 now, but my next purchase will be a 17 (next year). For what I do the extra screen real estate made my work easier. Best of luck.
     
  9. Proph3T macrumors member

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    17" Core i7

    I'm a student and I take my 17in everywhere wear I go. My backpack is a little heavier but the screen real estate is awesome. No matter what get the anti-glare tho
     

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