Is there a difference in screen between 13 and 15?

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  1. useref15 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a 13 inch and have been using it for a few days. I am very happy with it, but my previous computer was a 15 inch (hp windows)

    The lettering on my mac look a bit blurry. I was having a tough choice choosing between the 13 and the 15 inch when I was in the store, but decided to go with the 13. I'm thinking about bringing it back and exchanging it for the 15. Do you guys think its worth it? Is there a difference between the screens?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    there difference between a 13'' screen and a 15'' screen is 2'' of screen...
     
  3. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

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    this all I can think of as well
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Hi-res 15" is DEFINITELY worth it. Not only that, you get a quad-core processor, a dedicated GPU (albeit a weak one), bigger screen, etc.
    You will see the difference right away.

    Comparison chart:
    13": 113.5 ppi
    15": 110 ppi
    15" Hi-res: 128.6 ppi

    Clearly, the normal 15" will have a lower pixels per inch (therefore lower resolution) than a 13". BUT, if you go with the high resolution screen, all is better.
     
  5. biw999 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking he means a difference in resolution guys...


    Real creative though. Replying with 2" never even crossed my mind.
     
  6. useref15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, I mean strictly resolution. No need for the smart comments about the 2 inches. I wouldn't be getting the high resolution one, just the standard 15 inch.
     
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    the resolution is higher on the larger screen.
     
  8. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    you do get a better GPU and a bigger display but I don't see what your concern is?
     
  9. useref15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It just seems like the text on my 13 inch looks washed out or something. Not quite blurry, but not clear either. I really don't know how to explain it.
     
  10. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Comparison chart:
    13": 113.5 ppi
    15": 110 ppi
    15" Hi-res: 128.6 ppi

    There you go. You will only wee a benefit if you opt for a 15" Hi-res.
    If it looks washed out, try calibrating it.
     
  11. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Think its a combination of the lower resolution 13" Macbook Pro screen
    and fonts being smoothed by OSX.

    if you run Win 7 via bootcamp fonts appear sharper.

    They also look better but smaller on the 13 Air with its higher resolution screen.
     

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