A Question Of Resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fulhamrback, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Fulhamrback macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2010
    I am just about to buy a new 15" MBP (cannot really play the waiting game any longer) and i will use it mainly for web , email, and i life applications plus occasionally transcoding video files. This being the case am I likely to see the benefit of getting the higher resolution screen ( do not want the matte option it offers) or should I just get the stock option which is about £80 less?

    What has been your experiences
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    More screen estate is ALWAYS nice. This would be no brainer for me, so I would definitely get it. That is something you can't easily add later on.
  3. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2010
    I would definitely go for the hi-res screen.

    It will increase the resale of your laptop too. Plus you can fit more on the screen which makes multitasking easier in my opinion.

    Everything looks sharper and you can enjoy hi-def videos a bit more.
  4. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
  5. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    I have the high res 15" and I often find text too small and hard to read. I mostly use an external monitor with it, but if it were my main display I would prefer the 1440x900 (which my mid-09 MBP had).

    If Apple would add support for resolution independence (like Windows has) it would become a moot point.
  6. lawrie1947 macrumors member

    May 13, 2010
    I read every thread possible about the size of text on the hi res. Went to the apple shop twice (140mile round trip) and finally went for the high res and worried!

    When it came the text seemed tiny. Some applications (iTunes for example) allow you to resize menu text and I made everything I could larger.

    Last week I resized them smaller!

    My old laptop seems like a child's reading book now and I am delighted I went for the hires (matte).

    Other folk may think differently but I feel that the hi res is the way to go.

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