Heading to the apple store tonight...one last question

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  1. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

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    I am planning on buying the 15'' MBP with high resolution matte screen. One thing this is still bothering me is the headaches and/or eye strain caused by the high res screen. Is this overblown or a real concern? I don't want to spend $2k for something I'll regret.
     
  2. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    You can always change the resolution to a lower setting. You cannot, however, set a low-res screen to a higher setting. And no, you won't regret it. It only takes about 1 minute looking at the two side by side to appreciate not having to scroll as much while looking at a document or web page.
     
  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Can't get a matte screen in store. Needs to be ordered online.
     
  4. steeex macrumors member

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    you can, but it won't be as sharp as resolved natively.

    Best guess is to go to the store and find out. If not, get the HR and return it within 15 days of you don't like it...
     
  5. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can, I got mine in the store... although it is the high end model with the 2.3 CPU.
     
  6. babyt macrumors regular

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    Not true
    The higher end models have an in store model for antiglare.
    However the base model 15 does not :(
     
  7. firegoldlynx macrumors newbie

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    That wasn't the case when I went in, they stock a hi-res matte screen but it comes fully loaded with the 2.3 processor upgrade, and memory upgrade. It was something like 27XX. I ordered online because I wanted the matte but only 4gb mem so I could replace myself and the 2.2 i7 because I didn't think the extra cache was worth the bucks
     
  8. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    WRONG WRONG - I have just purchased two anti glare MBPs at the store.
     
  9. gtgrad95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Is there a restocking fee or did Apple do away with that?
     
  10. lermal macrumors regular

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    Not true. They sell a 15" model "fully-loaded" model (2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 6750m) with hi-res matte screen in the stores. It costs like $2499 or something like that. You just cannot customize it.
     
  11. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    The ones in store are only Matte high-res. Yes, I do think its overblown, the higher resolution the beter. Now if it were 1920x1080... I could picture some eyestrain... but high res is most definitely overblown. It is something that can be adjusted to with time and really shouldn't cause headaches.Then again... even bothersome glare on glossy shouldn't cause headaches, but apparently it does too.
     
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    Nevermind
     
  13. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    you can...but only the highest end configuration in most stores
     
  14. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    done away with
     
  15. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    The UK store I went into only had 2.3 hi-res glossy in stock not matte. Thought it would be the same in US.
     
  16. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    One question, were you able to get the 2.2 model or only the 2.3? My store has on display the 2.3 with anti-glare and it's at like $2599 or somewhere around there. I was curious if you were able to grab a 2.2 that had Antiglare in store is that an BTO only thing since it's a few hundred bucks cheaper.
     
  17. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I bought my 15" high-res anti-glare at the Cincinnati (Kenwood Town Center) Apple Store. The only 15" HR AG they stock is the 2.3GHz i7/HD 6750M/750GB 5400RPM/4GB RAM variety, though.

    I will say this...I am SO glad I got the AG display. I thought the lack of "pop" relative to my older standard-rez glossy 15" MacBook Pro would bother me...not in the least. The screen looks just as good to me, and no reflections to boot!
     
  18. vant macrumors 65816

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    US Apple Stores only stock 3 versions of the 15".

    The 2.0 and 2.2 configurations available online, and the 2.3 matte/highres for $2599.
     
  19. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    This is what I thought. Thanks for that confirmation.
     
  20. mastaofdisasta macrumors member

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    I bought the hi-res matte screen, and I had eye strain issues. I ended buying the standard res and my eyes are much happier.

    My opinion on the matter is that you won't be able to determine that it's for you unless you take it home and give it a test drive while you are using it in the conditions that you are in. Determining that at the Apple store will not do it justice.

    It is a beautiful screen and I would've bought a standard res anti-glare if they made it. If you eyes can handle the higher resolution I say definitely go for it. If not, go for the standard res.
     
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