Hi Res 15in coming?

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  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys I was just wondering your thoughts on if there would be a high res 15in mbp? I really prefer the size of the 15in over the 17 but i must admit that the high res screen makes me a bit jealous! I'm not sure if there are any technical limitation as to why you can't have a hi res screen in the smaller size, or if it's something that apple just hasn't gotten around to? i'm still about a year away from updating... but i was just curious...Thanks!
     
  2. eigenvector macrumors newbie

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    Dell has had 15" laptops with 1920x1200 screens for quite a while so I imagine it will offered with the next MBP update.
     
  3. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Dell offers 15" in Hi-Resolution, but I doubt if Apple will offer it in MBP 15".
     
  4. mtfield thread starter macrumors 6502

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    why do you doubt it?
     
  5. Metuas macrumors regular

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    I can't imagine a 15.4" 1920x1200 screen. I've seen a MBP modded to have it, and I can't read the menu bar at the top.

    Still, though, a 15.4" 1680x1050 or even 1920x1200 hi-res option might render the 17" obsolete. I think Apple wants to keep selling the bigger model, so I wouldn't expect a resolution bump until/unless 1920x1200 becomes standard on the 17" model.
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    1920 x 1200 in a 15" laptop is pretty small, too small for my tastes I believe (I won't know until I see it), but 1680 x 1050 wouldn't be bad for the 15" MBP.
     
  7. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    It seems that Hi-Resolution in 15" is overkill for eyes. Furthermore, this in an option for the more expensive MBP 17".
     
  8. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    And what good is that going to do for people who don't want to lug around a massive 17" schlepptop?
    A 15" laptop is quite huge already IMHO (typing this on a 12" PowerBook).
    Sorry, a 17" screen is just too big.


    It seems people are basically saying if you want a 15" hi-res (full 1080p HD capable) display - go buy a DELL.
    Not helping...


    I'm not saying this is for everyone. I understand there are plenty people who have issues with small text.
    But there are also very many who don't. And I can't see why Apple wouldn't offer a built-to-order option. Or at least a third-party add-on reseller. Colorware is offering color choices, why doesn't anyone offer screen choices?

    More options is a good thing!
     
  9. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    It's all about money. Apple's logic is simple: Do you want laptop with Hi-Resolution? OK, we have one. It's called MBP 17". Go, buy and enjoy...

    In short, I really doubt in MBP 15" Hi-Res, but Apple likes to surprise sometimes.
     
  10. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Im hoping in a year or two we see 1680 x 1050 on 15" ATLEAST. Then i will definitely upgrade.
     
  11. otispunkmeyer macrumors 6502

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    really 1680x1050 is the sweet spot for 15.4"

    full HD 1920x1200 is just too much.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's nothing more than a gimmick and it's hard as heck to see.
     
  13. kolax macrumors G3

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    That's where resolution independence will come in.

    I don't think we'll see a high-res 15" MacBook Pro until Snow Leopard is out.
     
  14. ThunderRobot macrumors regular

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    In what world is it a gimmick? If you do any work which benefits from increased real estate on a screen, a higher resolution is a god send.

    OS X offers many opportunities to increase icon size, font size and menu size, irrespective of resolution and these options will only get better as full resolution independence is adopted.

    It's not for everyone, that's for sure, but to dismiss it for everyone because you don't want it is selfish.

    There's people - I for one - who would happily purchase a 15" MBP pro with full HD for the price of the same spec'd 17" model. If it's a money issue - as some claim - then offer it as BTO at a premium and leave the choice to the customers.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Sure it would. 1680x1050 would be very nice.

    But it's difficult for many people to see text at 1920x1200 on a 15" screen.
     
  16. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    they need to make 1680x1050 standard on 15" and 1920x1200 standard on the 17".

    I bet they will.
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    Increase font size, and once resolution independence gets fully implemented and functional (i.e. once Snow Leopard is released) it won't be an issue at all. Text might even appear smoother since there is a higher DPI.
     
  18. ThunderRobot macrumors regular

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    Which is why 1920x1200 should be a BTO option for those who want it.
     
  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I think they'll give the 15" 1680x1050, but they'll probably also keep it on the 17" and have 1920x1200 remain an upgrade.

    Best not to get your hopes up, but I can't see them keeping 1440x900 much longer.
     
  20. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'm more concerned with the 15", and yes, I'd agree 1440x900 will be replaced either next update (more likely I would think, because of the fact that it's supposed to be a big update) or the update after that.
     
  21. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    "It's not needed because Apple doesn't offer it." Or " I don't need that option so Apple shouldn't offer it as option to anybody else." How many times have we heard these oft used refrains ? :rolleyes:
     
  22. mtfield thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If this screen option ever becomes a reality I really hope they begin offering HD movies through the computer itunes store...
     
  23. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    I'd really like to see 1920x1200 on the 15", but I doubt it'll happen. I'm hoping for the 1650x1050, though . . . Apple is just really behind on the MBP specs / features in general. I'm not quite sure why people are buying now, as it's both a waste of money (price for performance) and lacking features competitors offer standard (resolution / card readers).
     
  24. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    to answer your question: OS X
     
  25. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    I think that's the way to go.
     

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