How big a deal is the difference in screen res between pro and air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nrfujnbfvj, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. nrfujnbfvj macrumors member

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    Really cant decide between the 2, I know the pro's and cons of each but really want to know what peoples views on the resolution disparity.
     
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Assuming you are comparing the 13" MBP and 13" MBA, I think it makes a significant difference. Enough to be a key advantage of the MBA over the MBP IMO. Sure the MBP has better colors and viewing angles but unlike a higher resolution, it likely won't you make you more productive.
     
  3. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. The 15" MBP with a high-res display is better, but the Air's decent. I just wish they had matte options for them. :p
     
  4. nrfujnbfvj thread starter macrumors member

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    I am talking about the 13" but i really want the pro for the extra storage and plan to put an ssd in, just cant decide because of the screen.
     
  5. Qbiinz macrumors newbie

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    its a huge difference, the RMBP is capable of double the the resolution of the air. you can compare the 2 on the apple website.
     
  6. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    I agree on both counts. The MBA's display is more than adequate for virtually any real world use that isn't really graphics intensive. The lack of a matte screen is too bad, though, at least in my estimation. Before I got my 2010 13 inch MBA, I had used first a 17 inch Powerbook G4 and later a 17 inch MBP for a total of 7 years. Both had matte screens and I loved them.
     
  7. Burrel macrumors regular

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    This is pretty much the deal breaker for me too. I think the Air feels too light and flimsy but I'm worried that I'd miss out on the difference in resolution when it comes to watching films and photo editing.
     

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