MacBook pro 15 vs 17?!?

karkid

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Currently have a 17 inch mid 2009 unibody 2.66ghz c2d but have the option to pick up a 15.4 core i5 for no added cost straight trade would you do it?
 

Hellhammer

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If you want 15" instead (i.e. more portability) then you should but keep in mind that you will lose screen estate as 17" has enormous screen
 

TopHatPlus

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i probably would the 17" is just a little bit big for my liking, the 15" is so ideal, and i am currently on a 13" and the i5 seems to be a pretty decent processor, and has faster graphics and i believe they have upgrade to ddr3 ram? if not i probably still would
 

karkid

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well i just traded my 2.66GHZ C2D 17" Unibody for a Brand New Sealed 15" 2.4GHZ i5 with applecare until 2013!

good deal?

ps mine had no warranty
 

karkid

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after 2 hours with the 15 i can say that the screen quality on the 17" was a lot better :(
 

karkid

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Good deal... How did you find someone willing to do that?

That 15 is what i am buying next
wasn't so much someone willing to do that, Sold my 17" unibody for 1700 picked up the MBP for 1600
 

Meever

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You did lose 2" and like 500x500 pixels. Performance is nice though right?
 

Vihzel

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I personally love having the massive screen real estate of the 17". I've never had anything feel so expansive on a laptop before this notebook, so it's a very nice change. The size of the laptop isn't as overwhelming as I thought. I thought it was going to be a bit too much to handle on my lap (I realize how that sounds lol), but it really isn't.
 

LedCop

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after 2 hours with the 15 i can say that the screen quality on the 17" was a lot better :(
I did more or less what you did, i.e., sold and moved from a C2D 17" to an i5/7 15" and I miss the drop dead gorgeous screen on the 17". :( But I think a big factor for your view is due to your downgrade in display pixel density. The 17" and 15" hi-res have similar pixel densities. So if you got the standard res (which I'm assuming you did), you'd find the fonts larger and perhaps a tiny bit fuzzier.

What screen model do you have? By that I mean the LG-Phillips or Samsung? Btw, look for screen calibrations in the forums. They do help in making the screen look better.
 
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