Is apple planning 1680x1050 and/or matte screen finishes on the 15" MBP?

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  1. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on a new MBP but if either option is going to be offered in the near future I may decide to wait.
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    1680x1050 resolution and Matte options are only rumors/speculations. If you need a Macbook Pro, buy now.
     
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Probably in the next update which I would guess to be Early 2010. The demand for anti-glare and/or 1680x1050 is too high for Apple to ignore the customers.
     
  4. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    Apple upgraded the range just a month ago. I really doubt they will make any changes soon.
     
  5. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    My hunch is that matte finish option on the other MacBook Pros will come soon. The higher resolution display may wait until 2010.
     
  6. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    No! Just buy now if u need a MBP - otherwise you get caught in the the NEVER ENDING 'next best thing thing game':(
     
  7. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I very much hope so, as the current resolution on the 15" is ridiculously low. I'm having trouble reading the text 'cause all I see are big colored blotches.

    Btw, if you want Apple to do something about it, you may want to vote on this poll:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=753121

    Perhaps they have employees checking out macrumors...
     
  8. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Possibly, but the resolution on the 15" is just fine as it is. People wanting more are just being finicky. 1400 x 900 is more than enough for a 15" display. Oh, and the text does not look fuzzy at all. It if does, you have a faulty display.

    In fact, the text on my new uMBP 15" is much sharper and crisper than that on the aluminium 24" iMac I just replaced.

    The matte is a personal thing. I much prefer the glass. It does not interfere with colour work in any way for my photography. A properly calibrated glass covered display is just as good as the matte one for colour accuracy.

    I say buy now. IMO, they won't be updated again until 2010.
     
  9. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    For me the glass display is a problem becauase they give me a headache. I dont know what it is but I need matte.
     
  10. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    1440x900 is a slap in the face compared to what every other laptop manufacturer offers especially at its price. Dell will give you 1080p on a XPS 16 for less. Naturally the screen is going to look better on the 15" compared to the 24" because the pixel density is higher.
     
  11. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    full hd on anything under 17 inches is brutal IMO. I saw a friends dell precision m4400 (which is a pretty expensive mobile workstation), and it was pretty hard to read stuff without zooming.
     
  12. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    The higher the better. I have absolutely no issues with my eye sight. So 1680x1050 on a 15" would be no issue like 1920x1200 isn't an issue on a 17". C'mon people, the pixel density of an iPhone higher any MacBook.
     
  13. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Hear Hear :D
     
  14. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Applications are designed for this particular resolution though. Plus you don't sit in front of an iphone 8+ hours a day doing work...

    The problem is not the resolution itself but the fact that menus and websites are designed for lower resolutions...

    Hell most sites still are made for 1024x768.
     
  15. theJamie macrumors member

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    You could try buying a refurb or used 17" antiglare MBP?
     
  16. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    1680x1050 on 15" is a similar dot pitch to 1920x1200 on 17". I hope there will be 1680x1050 on the next update, or at least as an option.
     
  17. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    Buy now and if you must have the new resolution, if it happens, then sell it. I think matte options are in the works but I wouldn't think resolution. No one knows for sure and that's for sure.
     
  18. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Well, some of us don't like to squint into the screen and zoom all the time. I thought just a few posts before you were talking about a 1920x1200 and now you are talking about 1680x1050:confused: I think 1680 is the highest comfortable resolution I would buy. See, my friend's XPS is 1080p. It's 15 inch. It's fast. And when you open up a page on the internet, most of it is background, with the actual box of information either centered or tucked into the top left corner. That's just my experience with 1080p 15"ers.
     
  19. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I never said anything about 1920x1200 on a 15".
    Websites that are centered or left justified are simply poorly designed. They should be adaptive to browser size using stylesheets or something.
     
  20. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    So lots of websites are poorly designed. :(
    Sorry, I thought you mentioned it here.
     

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