Macbook Pro 15'' with High Resolution vs Macbook Pro 17''

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by walpear8, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. walpear8 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what to buy - Portability isn't a problem but i want to make sure the extra 600 some dollars is going to be worth it for the macbook pro 17"
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    For what do you want to use the MBP for? Will you computational needs profit from the extra screen real estate?

    PS: I have the 17" MBP and also had a 2008 15" MBP with 1440 x 900 pixel and have a 20" iMac with 1680 x 1050 pixel. For my needs (video and photo manipulation), 1440 x 900 is not big enough. 1680 x 1050 is okay, but not comfortable. 1920 x 1200 is really good, but sometimes even that is too small.
     
  3. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had both. I just sold my 17 inch in favor of the 15 inch Hi-Res Anti-Glare. I can say you hardly lose anything IMO in terms of pixel real estate. I also have a Thunderbolt Display for home so that factored in the decision as well. I think it looks great and you hardly lose anything.
     
  4. Risasi macrumors 6502

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  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Most indecisive person, ever.
    15" MBP w/ Hi-res. More portable.
     
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I'd go 15". 17" is a monster. For video editing you'll probably want an external monitor too. 1680x1050 is pretty good for a Laptop!
     

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