High Res Screens in 15'' Macbook Pro

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  1. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Has anyone seen the 1680x1050 high res screens yet? I'm wondering if they may be too high res, making everything on the screen too small to read.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I haven't seen the new screen yet. But looking at my existing 15" MBP, I think the 1680x1050 res is going to be just perfect for the screen that size.
     
  3. rob2809 macrumors newbie

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    Does the anti-glare has again the old aluminum bezel or a new bezel ?
     
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    It is most likely the same. Not like there was anything wrong with that design.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The 17" display is 133 ppi and the high-res 15" is about 128 ppi; so if you've seen the 17" display it will be close to that, except the 15" will still be little bigger.
     
  6. Arie macrumors member

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    On my current laptop I have a 15" screen with a resolution of 1680x1050 and it is perfect.
     
  7. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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    I saw them when I went to the Apple Store today. I prefer the standard resolution - easier on the eyes.
     
  8. hockey9999 macrumors member

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    My local store in NJ didn't have any hi-res models in stock.

    I bought a 2.53 15" this morning without the hi-res display and have been wondering if I made a mistake ever since.. Serious buyers remorse. I am coming from a 2007 MacBook so either way, this display is way better than my old machine.

    Not that there is much I can do about it now, but I am wondering if I would have benefited from the hi-res display or not. I do a good deal of work in Aperture 3. I never do anything with HD video, nor do I plan to.

    Was there a noticeable difference with anything besides screen real estate?

    Should I have held out for a hi-res?
     
  9. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Finally an option to get rid of the fisher price resolution on the 15"

    Are there any pics anywhere yet? I know some stores stocked the high res 15" so they should be out in the wild already.
     
  10. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    None of my local stores had the HR 15" in stock today. I was *really* tempted to just buy the standard res high end i7 model right there, but having owned a previous generation 15", the 1440x900 resolution is well, kind of pathetic.

    In the past I've tended to compromise when buying Apple, and have ended up with some degree of buyer's remorse. Not this time. I'm replacing a desktop/notebook setup with a single notebook, so I won't be compromising on this one. I've sucked it up, ordered a 15" i7 HR CTO online, and am patiently (as possible) waiting. I think the 1680x1050 resolution will be perfect for the 15" display.
     
  11. Doooogle macrumors newbie

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    any answer on this?

    stupid of me to be so wrapped up on the look versus the performance, but the black just looks so... schmexee...

    :eek:
     
  12. Yoh macrumors member

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    hockeyy could you do like a geekbench on that? really curious...
     
  13. hockey9999 macrumors member

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  14. pastparticiple macrumors regular

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    I had to reduce the resolution on the last gen MBP in order to comfortable view it. I won't pay more for a screen I will just have to dial back anyway. The people who find the old resolution so miserable must have eyes very different than mine.
     
  15. jpeezy macrumors regular

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    old

    From the apple store "Learn more"

    Important note:
    The actual size of the display is the same (15-inch diagonal) on both models. The antiglare display has a silver frame (border) around the display.
     
  16. rodrigo7 macrumors newbie

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    I own a Asus G1s which has the same resolution in a 15.4 display as well. Although I run Vista I am very satisfied with the size of everything. Once you get used to it, it is really awkward to see icons so big in other computers. I'd say it is a good option but worth $100 more? not so sure about it..
     
  17. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    The Antiglare option will still use the silver frame.

    EDIT: jpeezy beat me to it...
     
  18. tombilske macrumors member

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    you can always return it within 14 days.
     
  19. hockey9999 macrumors member

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    Then I would be stuck with the restocking fee, unless there is a way around it that I am unaware of?
     
  20. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    I have owned several 15-inch laptops with 1680x1050 resolution, including the famous ASUS Lamborghini, and I love the high-res screen. It's fabulous being able to see so much screen real estate.

    If you are a bi-focal wearer and think type is already too small on a standard-res MacBook Pro, stay away, but for us resolution hawk eyes, this is the best move Apple has ever made. :cool: :D
     
  21. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Indeed. I have a 15" laptop with a (4:3) screen resolution of 1440x1050... moving to this PBG4 was a bit of a shock, and I really wish the resolution was much, much higher.

    Maybe I'll go for this MBP eventually...
     
  22. hockey9999 macrumors member

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    And with every post the buyers remorse gets worse....
     
  23. absolutazn87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well technically 1440x1050 in a 4:3 configuration is the same pixel density as the regular resolution Macbook Pros (1440x900)

    Has anyone seen the new high res 15'' screens firsthand? Any pictures? Impressions?

    Do you think the 17'' high res (1920x1200) screens make things too small?
     
  24. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    I would bite the bullet and eat the restocking fee and get what you want. You're going to be living for years with this lappy wondering if you shouldn't have upgraded. :eek:

    Too small is all relative. If you've seen one of those netbook screens, you know of which I speak. :D
     
  25. boonleng macrumors regular

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    I'm debating on this too... I'm very comfortable with iPhone/iPod touch that have 163 DPI and this 1680x1050 is 128 DPI. Should be alright no? Well, gotta make a trip down to apple store to see it in person. Hopefully the one here has a floor unit.

    Correction: 163 DPI for iPhone.
     

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