HD Option for 15" MBP?

josiahcooper

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i have heard a little bit here and there about higher resolution than 1440 x 900 on the MBP, is it an actual screen replacement, or can you download something. it would be nice to watch full 1080p movies

or is the no possible way.
 
Just out of curiosity, would it even be worth watching a 1080p movie on a 15" screen? Would you even notice the difference, unless you were right close to the screen?

The difference between standard and high definition video becomes less as the screen size gets smaller. When watching a good quality DVD on my 17" MBP from afar it looks more or less as good as watching a Hi-Def trailer. On my 50" TV though it's a completely different story.

If you wanted the same resolution as the high def 17" MBP on a 15" screen then you'd end up with a DPI of 150! That's insane. Text and icons can already get too small on my 17". With uncertainty over the Resolution Indepence features of Leopard, you'd need to get your glasses out for a 15" :D
 

masse

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and the simple answer is that there's no possible way.

high def screens will hopefulyl be coming to the 15 inch though.
 

Bearxor

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Just out of curiosity, would it even be worth watching a 1080p movie on a 15" screen? Would you even notice the difference, unless you were right close to the screen?

The difference between standard and high definition video becomes less as the screen size gets smaller. When watching a good quality DVD on my 17" MBP from afar it looks more or less as good as watching a Hi-Def trailer. On my 50" TV though it's a completely different story.

If you wanted the same resolution as the high def 17" MBP on a 15" screen then you'd end up with a DPI of 150! That's insane. Text and icons can already get too small on my 17". With uncertainty over the Resolution Indepence features of Leopard, you'd need to get your glasses out for a 15" :D
Maybe you would, old timer, but I sorely miss the 1680x1050 screen on my Inspiron 6000. If a 15" notebook comes out at 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 then I'll be first in line to switch.
 
Maybe you would, old timer, but I sorely miss the 1680x1050 screen on my Inspiron 6000. If a 15" notebook comes out at 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 then I'll be first in line to switch.
Haha, I'm 25 and it looks like my eyes have had it. :cool:

I can understand the 1680x1050 on a 15" but surely 1920x1200 is just madness isn't it? I know everyone's eyesight is different but I can just imagine getting nothing but eye strain at the default text size for that combination of screen size and resolution.

Anyone used a 15" laptop with that kind of resolution?

Anyway, respect for your elders mate!
 

KingYaba

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Some people post their screen shots in the "october desktop" thread. So on your 15" model take on of those images at their respective resolution and open it up in full-screen mode. Or slide-show mode. See how you like it.

1680x1050 looks great on my 15.4" screen.
 

TheStu

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Haha, I'm 25 and it looks like my eyes have had it. :cool:

I can understand the 1680x1050 on a 15" but surely 1920x1200 is just madness isn't it? I know everyone's eyesight is different but I can just imagine getting nothing but eye strain at the default text size for that combination of screen size and resolution.

Anyone used a 15" laptop with that kind of resolution?

Anyway, respect for your elders mate!
Madness?

THIS IS HIGH DEF!!!!

But in seriousness, if the OS is resolution independent like it people are saying it is, then you will notice no usability difference between 1280*800 and 1920*1200 if you don't want to. The menubar will look the same, the dock... things will be based on size rather than pixel count. However, for when you need the additional screen real estate, you should be able to do that too.
 
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