Engadget MacBook Pro 17-inch unibody review

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  1. svalentine macrumors regular

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    http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/macbook-pro-17-inch-unibody-review/

    "Wrap up
    Ultimately, the decision about whether to buy the bigger MacBook Pro is probably already made -- if you're a power user who needs the real estate, there's little to deter you from making this purchase. Apple has cleaned up the design in all the right ways, improved the display and guts considerably, and proved that it can milk a substantial amount of time from a non-removable battery. The cost may still be a major barrier here for most, but something tells us if you really need a computer of this size, you'll find a way to pay for it. Our actual gripe comes not in the form of problems with this particular system, but in Apple's methodology of rolling out options for their laptops. Unlike competitors such as Dell, if you want a 15-inch Apple laptop, you're stuck with one type of display (the same resolution and same obnoxious glossy finish), and your options for other components aren't much better. Apple: you've proven that you can turn in a beautiful, clear LED display without resorting to the reflective sheen of the current models -- why not extend that kindness to the rest of your users?"
     
  2. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I wasn't sure about the glossy and was leaning towards the matte. Now I know I want the matte.
     
  3. svalentine thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They may want the matte screen more, but it actually seems like they're "pro option", as in "Please give us the option for a matte screen so that we can get one, while leaving the glossy screen (which they said was excellent) to those who actually want it."

    Besides, look at the photo they took. If that's what they saw, who can blame them. ;)
     
  5. svalentine thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess you are right about pro option. And I guess the matte options is good in terms of a dev and glossy for watching video, due to it simulating a higher contrast ratio.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It seems that anyone who takes computing seriously would want a matte ;)
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    because the Endgadet review is serious. Oh wait, its rubbish. They used x-bench for the benchmarks, and theres only two benchmarks anyway?!
     
  8. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I want people to think I take my computing seriously... do you think i should sell my little macbook and buy a 17 inch macbook pro to get the matte display?
     

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