alphaod

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I just picked up a 15" i7 with the anti glare high-resolution display. Here is a preliminary picture to whet your appetite:
mr_15Ci7_HRAG-041510.jpg


Will post more pictures later along with a comparison to the older 15" with anti glare.
 

D0rk

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Can't wait for the pictures, this is hands down the most important comparison i've wanted to see out of this refresh.
 

Z1NX

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AWESOME.

Congrats on the purchase, and a dozen or so people on here will be waiting on your pics of a comparison with last year's gen to decide what to get - including me!

Can't wait. When roughly could you get the photos up?
 

laela

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Mar 17, 2010
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Could you explain your choice of anti-glare instead of the glare option?

It really hurts me to think that I'm paying Apple $50 to remove the beautiful glass and stick on a silver bezel.
 

Wehrwolf

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May 21, 2009
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where did you get this, they dont carry HR and SSD options in apple b&m stores.

Yes, some do. My local store just got a shipment of the hi-res anti-glare 15" machines today. It's the glossy hi-res models that they don't seem to carry.
 

Nuak

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Please, could you show pictures of the vertical viewing angles of the screen?
 

nimski62

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Yes, viewing angles, screen whiteness, brightness and color please please please you're teasing all of us.
 

alphaod

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Alright, so some first impressions:
1) The difference in resolution is very noticeable; especially websites with a lot of text of images; if the site has a lot of white space and they are not coded to stay together, then there is even more white space.
2) The color is alright, but the brightness seems a bit dimmer than the older anti glare; I have both set to the same brightness and both have been calibrated with a Huey Pro.
3) The vertical viewing angles still sucks; it's a TN panel, so I'm not surprised; look like the older one. I tried taking a picture of this, but my P&S is also a POS.
4) Horizontal angles are also like the older one. I took a picture, but I don't if you can tell, but the high-resolution one looks a bit yellow from the right.

Sorry I don't have good camera with me, so everything is taken with a P&S. I didn't label the pictures to show which is the high-resolution and which is the regular one, but you can probably figure it out.

Front: Apple.com
front-applecom.jpg


Front: MacRumors.com
front-mrHome.jpg


Right side:
rightangle-mrforums.jpg


Left side:
leftangle-mrforums.jpg


Throw me questions; I can try to answer or show them; I do need to return my older computer, so time is limited.
 
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