Is there a difference in quality between the 15 and 17 " MBP display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cosrocket, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. cosrocket macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    I was at BestBuy this morning and they had a 15 inch and 17 inch MBP side by side. I noticed that the 17 inch MBP display looked quite a bit sharper than the 15" model. Is there a better quality display used in the 17 inch model? I know the resolution is much higher but I'm wondering if the display itself is of a better quality.
  2. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    It looked sharper because of higher pixel density probably. It's only 2 inches bigger, but it has a lot more pixels.
  3. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Just like RKpro said it is because the pixel density is so much higher on the 17" than on the 15" 1920x1200 is a lot of pixels for just 17" and 15" 1440x900 just doesnt have as many pixels per inch, so in turn it wont look as sharp.

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