200,- difference. Worth it?

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  1. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    If you could go from a 15" to a 17" for only 200,- would you do it?

    I have a bagpack that can carry 17" and ill be doing alot of video work on location. (not during travel) is the extra 2" worth it? At home i have an imac so i can use 27" there.
     
  2. hectorvs macrumors member

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    well, it depends...

    it seems that size and weight is not an issue for you, so that's a point towards the 17 inch.

    now, the 17" has the same resolution as the 15" with the high res option, the difference is that because of the larger real estate, fonts wont appear smaller (pixels are not so tightly packed)

    if I was in your situation, i would go for the 17"

    higher res and no eye strain is a win in my book :)
     
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    Not True.

    Hi Res 15" is 1680x1050
    17" is 1920x1080
     
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    Not true, also. ;)

    17" is 1920x1200.
     
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    Hmm, 17-15=3?... that's news to me.

    Personally I'd rather have the 15" for the increased mobility. The hardware inside is the same.
     
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    I bought a 15" because for me 17" was just to big to carry around, I had one before and it is just a little bit less portable.

    If your doing video work and have a suitable way to carry it.. 17" might be better for you.
     
  8. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    I say go for it. 1920x1200 makes using Pro apps just that much better, and you'll appreciate the larger area even more with Lion's new full screen apps. So much so, you may never need an external display, but with the 15" you might. There's also a third USB port and an ExpressCard/34 slot you may find useful.

    The 17 is more notebook, but I find it still travels well. When I need to bring mine somewhere I put it in a sleeve and go. Sometimes tossing it inside a backpack with other stuff. It's really no different than what I used to do with my old 15" Powerbook.
     
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    Whats the resalevalue between 15 and 17"?
     
  10. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Check eBay completed auctions, but remember the resale value on the 17 will likely be higher but it also costs more.
     
  11. Molson1020 macrumors regular

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    I just started a thread about this last night, but I'll chime in.

    I just upgraded my 15" 2007 MBP and bought a 17" 2011 MBP. I'm never going back to 15" again!

    This thing is nowhere near the burden to carry around as some may lead you to believe (and I live in Chicago which means walking and taking public transit everywhere). I take it with me every day to work and back. And as someone else said, if you use pro apps (CS5, Aperture, FCP, etc.) this thing is the way to go!

    It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ill Be using photoshop, maya, nuke, after effects, blender and fcp
     
  13. Molson1020 macrumors regular

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    Then yes, go 17". Photoshop is amazing on this machine, so much space.

    And it's even better when you hook it up to a monitor and go dual screens.
     
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    Whata the biggest benefit with the 17" apart from the screensize?
     
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    higher resale value
     

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