fellow 17" owners, how long did it take to get used to it?

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  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    To my fellow 17" MBP owners, how long did it take for you to adjust to the 17's size? After just 4 days, I'm already starting to feel like it's too small :D

    My desktop is still hopelessly cluttered, I'm now wishing for a 19" MBP with a 2560x1600 screen!

    Just last week when it first came, I was like "Dang, this whale of a laptop, how am I going to lug this around?" and just a few days later, I'm already wanting a bigger screen...
     
  2. eUnique macrumors member

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    19" seems counterproductive to me, how portable could a 19" be?
     
  3. JamDonut macrumors member

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    lmao, sorry that this isn't a reply as such, but this made me laugh so much because this is what i instinctively feel about the 17" when i've seen them in apple stores etc. i had to say
     
  4. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Considering I used to own a Toshiba X200 17", I almost tried putting the 17" MBP in my pocket when I took it out of the box.
     
  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    i love my mbp 17"
    not as portable as 15" - but far more sexier and im planing on buying a usb3 expresscard34 so tis all good
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I like the screen size. I can't say that I would like a bigger laptop, though.
     
  7. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    A few hours maybe :) It's a great size. 13" is definitely too small with the current resolution (which does not apply to the MacBook Air). 15" is a great compromise between size and portability and the 17" is my favourite as I don't really need the portability thaaat much :)
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I got used to it the first day. I love my behemothbook pro. It makes people anxious when I whip it out because it dwarfs their little 11" MBA and they tend to put it away in their man purse b/c it might wet itself.
     
  9. lukapus323 macrumors newbie

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    Hahaha, ahhh man, 17"! How about you try my 27" iMac ;)
     
  10. The Mad Mule macrumors regular

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    I used to carry a 17" laptop with me around campus...never again.
     
  11. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    I got used to it the first day. Absolutely love that screen. I even traveled internationally with it, surprisingly the weight didn't bother me at all.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You ever use Dell 20" XPS laptop? It's huge. And it's not really a laptop.
     
  13. corvus32, Jun 4, 2011
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    Not long. The screen is awesome. To me it feels just right.
    When I need something smaller, there's an iphone in my pocket.
     
  14. AMDGAMER macrumors 6502

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    My favorite display is my 24" dell ultrasharp....this is th best display I've ever used laptop or desktop. However, for a laptop, I'd love to own the 17" MBPRO. The 15" was great for a while, but I'm ready to upgrade.,
     
  15. diannao macrumors regular

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    Instantly. The 17" is the right size for me: easy to carry with the right bag, big screen, more comfortable when resting it on my thighs, etc.

    I'm surprised at all the 15" owners hating on the 17" on this forum, but I'm heartily amused at the inventive ways 17" owners make fun of the hate.
     
  16. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    lol same
     
  17. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    My 13" Pro has zero files on the desktop, spotlight makes slamming your desktop with files pretty un-necessary. :D
     
  18. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    How is the 17" "more sexier" [sic] than the 15". They look exactly the same.
     
  19. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    17", or 19" is WAAAAY to big for being useful as what it is- a LAPTOP. A laptop needs to be portable, yet functional. I don't see how you could think that a 17" is too small. My 15" is a great size for a laptop. I'm glad I went with it over a 13 or 15 inch laptop.
     
  20. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    How can anyone say that a 17" is less portable in any discernible way than a 15"? It's 1 inch wider and 1 pound heavier. If you're already hitting your max carrying capacity with a 15" and the extra 1 pound puts you over your limit then you may need to see a doctor. I carry my MBP all over the place, and it gets a lot of attention. People always ask what I use it for or just stare at it. It's a great conversation starter. I always let people play with it, and they're always like "wow, it's not that bad once you play around with it, nice screen." Chicks dig it too, because it's more expensive.

    I'm not even joking, if I don't put it in my knapsack or hide it away before I go to bed, I wake up covered in women.
     
  21. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    It's less portable in a way that it is just slightly too big for most laptop bags (as most are made for 15" laptops). 15" seems to have been the standard size for a long time now, but I agree that personally, I don't mind carrying a 17" around compared to a 15".
     
  22. KevinRightWing macrumors regular

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    My thoughts exactly. Also why I don't need an iPad.
     
  23. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I use a targus 15" bag for my 17". The 17" MBP is actually similar in dimensions to the 15" offered by some vendors in terms of footprint.
     
  24. KevinRightWing macrumors regular

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    I was with you 100% of the way, until the "chicks dig it" part. :p
     
  25. diannao macrumors regular

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    He must have the anti-glare screen. :)
     

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