Is 1680x1050 blurry on a Hi-Res 17" MBP?

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I don't know whether to take the optional High Resolution model of the 17" MacBook Pro, because I'm afraid things might be 'too small' if you know what I mean, and there's no Apple store in the neighbourhood that has one of those on display.

    That's why I was wondering ...
    If you use 1680 by 1050 on a 17" Hi-Res MBP (the one that supports 1920 by 1200), will it be a bit blurry?
    Or will the result be the same as on the regular 17" MBP?

    If the results are the same, I'm definitely getting the Hi-Res, so I can switch between the two resolutions when watching movies / doing regular stuff.
    (unless I like the 1920x1200 for regular stuff of course, then I'll just keep it that way)

    Money is not an issue.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

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    It wont be blurry at all
    trust me
    now the 1920x1200 will be more crisp
    but the 1680x1050 is by no means blurry

    all text will be larger along w/ menus, internet windows, etc.
    giving you less viewing space

    personally, i do not think it is too small [1920x1200]
    however if you will be using the laptop on a desk
    where it is pushed far away from you
    then yes... it will be too small

    otherwise
    go for the hd display
    it is stupendous
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It will looks a bit weird. Also why would you pay for the HR if you only want 1680x1050?
     
  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    It definitely wont be blurry but since the optimal resolution of the screen is 1920x1200, it wont be crisp and probably a waste of money if you're going to shift to non-optimal resolutions fat too often!

    But still..... the high res is stunning and a sight to behold! (Obviously when on 1920)
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    The low resolution (1680 x 1050) MBP will definitely look better than the high-resolution (1920 x 1200) switched to 1680 x 1050.
     
  6. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone post some photos of a Hi-Res 17" MBP then or maybe a link to some?

    So I can see if it's 'readable' and not too small.
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Head down to the show off your desktop thread in the pictures place and find someone's screen shot. Download it and open it in full screen with Preview. You have a Macbook so see how a 1440x900 would look on your 13" screen. Sort of the same thing with the 17" MBP in regards to to the two screen resolutions... just lots more real estate.
     
  8. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    do the current 17inch HD screens have LED Back lit displays?
     
  9. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    Yep
     
  10. ajhaji macrumors regular

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    QFT
     
  11. e12a macrumors 68000

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    it wont look "sharp" if you're downsizing the resolution. LCD screens are sharpest when they are maxed out on their native resolution.

    id just go for the "low res" screen.

    Read up.
     

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