High Res Screens in 15'' Macbook Pro

absolutazn87

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Sep 16, 2007
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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?
 

Jaro65

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Mar 27, 2009
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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.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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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.
 

Relznuk

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Sep 27, 2009
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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?
I saw them when I went to the Apple Store today. I prefer the standard resolution - easier on the eyes.
 

hockey9999

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Mar 11, 2010
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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?
 

Wehrwolf

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May 21, 2009
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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.
 

pastparticiple

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Apr 13, 2010
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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.
 

jpeezy

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Feb 24, 2010
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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:
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.
 

rodrigo7

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Mar 20, 2010
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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?
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..
 

Repo

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Feb 11, 2009
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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:
The Antiglare option will still use the silver frame.

EDIT: jpeezy beat me to it...
 

tombilske

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Jan 31, 2010
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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?
you can always return it within 14 days.
 

hockey9999

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Mar 11, 2010
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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?
 

ubercool

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Jan 31, 2008
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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
 

iThinkergoiMac

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Jan 20, 2010
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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...
 

absolutazn87

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Sep 16, 2007
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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...
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?
 

ubercool

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Jan 31, 2008
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And with every post the buyers remorse gets worse....
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:

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

boonleng

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Aug 30, 2007
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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.