Impressed with MBP update - which display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 59n18e, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. 59n18e macrumors newbie

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    I am very impressed with the MBP update. My 7 year old G5 died one month ago and have been waiting for the new iMac with SandyBridge i7. This MBP with i7 and Thunderxxx changes everything - not sure the iMac is needed! I can use the 15" MBP connected to my 24" Cinema display. Probably go for internal SSD, and large external storage for Aperture using Thunderxxx. Perfect.

    One question: Which display Glossy or Anti-glare?

    How will the new iMac beat this? (consider I already have a screen)
     
  2. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    what's thunderxxx?
     
  3. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    I think the OP meant to write thunderbolt but was murdered and landed on the 'x' key.

    Then the murderer submitted the question.
     
  4. 59n18e thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    maybe you meant you wanted to have Thundercats on your MBP.
    Be more specific

    THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
     
  6. itripped macrumors member

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    To answer the original question, it really is a matter of preference. Go to the apple store (or whatever retailer you have nearby) and compare the matte and gloss finishes. Note that the matte finish does come with a silver bezel, while the gloss has a black bezel built in behind a single glass pane. Some prefer one, some prefer the other.

    The only thing I know for sure is that we can't make up your mind for you. This is a matter of personal preference and there is no wrong answer. Go find out!
     
  7. 59n18e thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - will delay order but agree with advice. I thought there might be consensus...
     
  8. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I like the glossy but I have a problem that they charge an extra $50 for the anti-glare.

    Thunderbolt is weak name. Thunder is just noise but I assume they didn't go lightning bolt since it's copper and not optical. The emblem shouldn't be a lightning bolt for thunder though!
     
  9. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Light Peak sounded uber-cool, I wish they had just called it Light Peak.

    I guess since it's not fiber-optic yet in its implementation (it's copper right now), it doesn't use light bursts for operation so they couldn't call it LightPeak.
     

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