Hi-Res Vs. Standard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThirtyThr33, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502

    ThirtyThr33

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    Hey, I am sure this question has been asked before but I thought I'd just quickly ask how people with Hi-Def displays like their screen. Did you upgrade from standard to hi-res and notice a difference? Is it worth $90? and Does it have a better video card or any other perks besides just more pixels per inch?

    Thanks friends :)
     
  2. sunnyj macrumors 6502

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    try searching, theres tons of threads on this topic...
     
  3. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    why would you not want the upgrade. you pay thousands of dollars for HD content on TVs, why would you not pay 90 to enable HD on a computer you will spend enormous amounts of time on.

    in other words, yes. Get it.
    theres honestly no reason not too. even if all you do is type in word, its still nice and clear.
     
  4. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Just more pixels per square inch, you will be getting the same graphics card, just a slightly better built in display.

    There is a difference between High-Res and HD;

    STD. 1400 X 900
    High Res 1680 X 1050
    HD 720 1280 X 720
    HD 1080 1920 X 1080

    My point being the standard 1400 X 900 is 'HD' already at the 720+ Scale, although you could notice clarity between the two STD/HIGH RES, chances are if you need the $90 elsewhere you won't notice a difference using the standard alone.

    If you find you really need space opt for an external display for when you need it.

    *Also all iTunes HD is at the 720 quality.
    *Also worth noting the MacBook Pro does not currently support a true 1080 anyway.
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    like posted above, do a quick thread search and you will see that there are a TON of threads on this very same topic
     
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Sme people don't have the eyes to read fonts based on hd specs on a screen smaller than 32 inches. IRS not as simplistic as you make it seem.
     
  7. ThirtyThr33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everytime I do a "search forums" search at the top right of the page, I always get "no results" no matter what I search, which is why I've had to ask really nooby questions. I guess I'm doing it wrong
     
  8. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean? The 17-inch MacBook Pro has a 1920x1200 screen. It's the same as 1080p except a different aspect ratio (16:10 instead of the 16:9 used on HDTVs).
     
  9. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    Save the money and invest it in an external monitor - that is what I did and for me its perfect.

    When my mac is out the screen is perfect - HD enough for the content I have, and at home I get an extra 22 inches of monitor real estate for the price of the upgrade!
     
  10. Aldaris, Jun 20, 2011
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    Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    All of the specs I used were based on the 15" models.

    Seeing as the 17" does not have an option to upgrade the display (17" standard is 1920 X 1200) I did not include it. As the OP was looking at the 15" model anyway . The 17" could provide the true HD at 1080.
     
  11. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly what I had in mind when I bought my 13" MBP. Great portability and have my 27" ACD when I'm home. Granted I went a bit overkill on the monitor, I also took care upgrading my Mac too.

    8GB of memory and a 750GB drive (7200 RPM Western Digital Scorpio Black) made my tiny little Mac into a " sleeper" of sorts. :eek:
     

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