Hi. I am trying to buy macbook. This will be my first laptop from apple. I am hesitating whether model to buy. I have not a lot of money about 1000-1100$ I need following configuration of laptop i7 ,16GB RAM, 15"-17", good viewing angles. I have found a lot of different offers but let me start with retina. I understand that it is much better, but every person I asked about it had at least 10 dead pixels, as far as I understand, to make it thicker apple has removed protective glass from the screen so it is easy to to damage screen now, as a result each of sellers confirmed that it has some amount of dead pixels, and the price for such laptops Macbook Pro 15" Retina (2013-2014 (in my country) above 1350-1500$. As far as I am buying such expensive laptop I don't want to have any dead pixel even if it is not noticeable. Furthermore the one of the major problems in new laptops is there are only few ports (USB), no ethernet port. And the most important for me is that no other choice other than SSD , and it is quite expensive to change. On the other hand all prior models like MacBook pro 17" 2011 has a lot of extension ports, and a lot of space for upgrading and that's great. Now some questions about Macbook Pro 17" I have decided that I want to buy Non-Retina Macbook (reasons I have mentioned above) So now I am hesitating between Macbook Pro 17"(Early 2011 and Late 2011) and MacBook pro 15" (MD103) A1286 17" Model Specification : Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2011 i7-2.4/16Gb/SSD512Gb/Radeon HD6770M 1Gb. and Apple MacBook Pro 17" 2011 Early i7-2.2/16Gb/Radeon 6750M SSD 250 GB Samsung EVO 840 + 500 GB WD 7200 15" Model Specification : Macbook pro 15 md103 / i7 2.3/16gb ram/256sdd/GT 650M 512 mb 1. !!! FIRST IMPORTANT QUESTION does Macbook Pro 17" (Early and Late) have IPS screen or TFT ? What are viewing angles, are they the same as in later 15" models ? 2. I understand that hardware is much slower in 17" model in comparison to 15", but is it really noticeable between laptops mentioned above ? I have compared each component, of course 15" wins, components are generation higher 3. Is it possible to install the latest OS X version on Mac 17" ? I don't know what restrictions are for installing OS X I have never used it And finally 17" screen size is awesome without doubts (but is the quality the same ? 1 question) and it is great I guess Please help me to choose between these laptops and give some other advice. Thank you so much.