cMBP 15" 1440x900 what do you think?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rays09, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. rays09 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    iam confuse about choosing the new one, cause i dont have a credit card i can't order it online, so iam about to get the 15" cMBP with only 1440 x 900 ? actually i like the high res with glossy but the apple store said that there is only small different in eyes experience. what dou you think? be patient and find who want to borrowing their CC or just pay cash in store for the 1440 x 900?

    anyone here had a high end model 1440 x 900?
  2. canadianrider macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    i am very happy with the cMBP. Screen looks amazing to me but that's coming from a 4 year old HP.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I just got my high resolution antiglare classic MacBook Pro and the screen is noticeably better than the 1440x900, I would splurge for the high res antiglare :)
  4. rays09 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    yeah many people said anti glare is the bestn and some people claim tha anti glare is dull.. damn i don't have anti glare demo here in my country...

    okay so the there is a big gap difference.. then the best things is patient and find who can borrow his CC. lol
  5. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    I have the 2.6GHz MBP with 8GB, 750GB and the 1GB 650M, with the 1440x900 resolution. I considered getting the high resolution version, but I have been using 1440x900 for years and years and I'm used to it. Also I do a little gaming, and at that resolution, the 650M is very capable. The higher resolution screen does give some nice additional real estate, but I use my MBP almost exclusively connected to a 1920x1080 monitor.

    You should look at both in-store and see which one you prefer.
  6. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    1440x900 is very 2006.

    My 14" thinkpad that cost half as much as the 15.4" macbook had 1600x900

    1440x900 isn't a lot of real estate for anything.
  7. riveting macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    So what do you say about the resolution of 13 MBP?

  8. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Most notebooks that you might buy today are an inexplicable 1366x768. Now that is 2006. Apple's 1440x900 is positively generous by comparison, and even better, it is a more usable 16:10, rather than the overly narrow 16:9.
  9. ayres macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    the 15 inch base resolution has a similar affect to the 13inch mbp's resolution. if it's what you've been using, you'll have no problem with it. but i recently used my sister's 13mba for a week, and upon returning to my 13mbp, my screen seemed cramped and claustrophobic.

    it is subtle but noticeable - especially side-by-side.

    i think the 15mbp base is fantastic... just upgrade it with a hi-res screen!
  10. Suno macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2011
    1440 x 900?!

    What is this peasant nonsense? You dirty pleb, get outta here.
  11. Arni99, Jun 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012

    Arni99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Vienna, Austria
    Got the high res antiglare yesterday and prefer it over the 1440x900 which I had before. It came with the 7200rpm HDD and I picked it up from a local retailer here in Vienna-Austria. It flies with my crucial m4 512GB SSD. :)
    I do SAT-HD video editing/encoding of up to 25GB-files for my APPLE TV on a daily basis.
    Therefore I prefer 1680x1050 over 1440x900.
  12. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    1280x800 on a 13" laptop was about right in 2006. In 2012? Extremely poor, especially considering when we can get 4" cell phones with basically the same resolution.
  13. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    Awful. I couldn't do real work on that laptop after using a B156HW01 V.3 on my Lenovo. 1280x800 is awful, and shameful for a $1000+ laptop in 2012.

    I lose appreciation for how good I have it until I work on a 13" Macbook and try to do anything and have one task using up all of my screen space, and I still need more! I often multitask on my T520 and still have enough real estate to view a schematic or watch TV. I'm far too spoiled to go back to a claustrophobic display again.


    1366x768 is standard on $300 laptops, which are 1/3 the price of the Macbook Pro with lower 1280x800 resolution and slightly lower than Macbook Pros which cost six times as much.

    Add $50-$100 to the base configuration of any dirt cheap laptop and you have 1600x900 or 1920x1080. Lenovo wanted an extra $250 for 1080p on mine, I bought a B156HW01 V.3 for $68 + shipping and sold the old screen for $30 on eBay. $38 for 1080p and a great quality screen. :)

    If Apple used standard LVDS connections you'd be able to upgrade your own display without paying an arm and a leg.
  14. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    One of the reasons why I picked a MBA last year over the MBP despite wanting the MBP for the extra storage. The MBP should at least have the same resolution as the MBA at this day and age. Apple is pretty much the only manufacturer left that THANKFULLY still makes 16:10 screens for the masses. I DETEST 16:9 laptop screens, useless for work...
  15. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I bought mine with the stock display and I am happy with it. Always attach an external monitor if I need more resolution to work it.
  16. azpekt macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2012
    hp, illinois
    Get hi-res if you have the buck.

    If not - get the ordinary one, and be happy with what you have, you`ll love new cMBP in any way.


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