Macbook pro 17" vs 15"

Which one ?

  • 17" Glossy

    Votes: 82 37.8%
  • 15" Hi-res Antiglare

    Votes: 135 62.2%

  • Total voters
    217

Oxonian3

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Thanks guys for all the help!
I went with a 17" 2.3ghz antiglare!
This thread has been very helpful and for future purposes i think we should keep it rolling.
 
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Mitchelino

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If you're doing a lot of walking with it, a lighter one is always nice. I find 15" is plenty, but if you really want 17" and don't mind the extra weight when carrying it, go for it.

Edit: I voted 15", but that's my preference. If the 17" has equal or better hardware and you don't mind the extra weight/cost, go for it.
 
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diannao

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Save a little longer and get the 17" antiglare. It's lighter than the 17" glossy and you will be able to use it in more lighting conditions around campus. If you find the default font size hard to read, you can always adjust the font size using TinkerTool or zoom in.
 
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Oxonian3

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I'm considering if I may want to just leave the 17" and have the big screen vs the 15".I like the 17" screen size.
 
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Oxonian3

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Hmmm
 
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Oxonian3

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Based on my dillema,I will be purchasing the macbook pro that has the most votes SO VOTE EVERYONE VOTE!
 
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Prodo123

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This is not a matter of screen resolution, this is a matter of personal preference.
Choose the laptop that feels good in your hands. If you think the 17" is too big, then get a 15". They both should ave the same hardware if you get the high-end 15".

The other thing to note is that the 17" is very heavy. You don't gain anything over the 15" other than screen size and ExpressCard/34. In fact, the 17" is ever so slightly thicker than the other screen sizes.

Both the 17" and the 15" are powerhouses, and excellent computers. If you do not mind the extra weight or need an ExpressCard/34 slot or a bigger screen, then get the 17". If not, then get the 15".

No one can choose the right computer for you, the choice is yours. ;)
 
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DWBurke811

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The other thing to note is that the 17" is very heavy. You don't gain anything over the 15" other than screen size and ExpressCard/34. In fact, the 17" is ever so slightly thicker than the other screen sizes.
If you can notice the 0.03" difference between them, then more power to you. That's less than 0.8 millimeters, or half the thickness(not diameter) of a dime.
 
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Oxonian3

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Hmm,you know.I'm considering the 17" AG ^_^ and if text is too small with the 1920x1200 I can still zoom :s. :confused:
 
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gngan

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Where is the 13''?:D

I would never get anything bigger than 13''. If i need a bigger monitor then i will plug it to a external monitor..
 
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Eddyisgreat

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The other thing to note is that the 17" is very heavy. You don't gain anything over the 15" other than screen size and ExpressCard/34.
Quoted for truth man that 1 lb increase is an ABSOLUTE killer I don't think anyone but the hulk hogan could lug that thing around.

It also has an extra USB port.
 
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Oxonian3

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17" Will be stationary at home most time but I will need it for the occassional travel,I'm a strong guy 6.6LB could be as a previous poster said good WORKOUT tool :cool:
 
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greenchiliman

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I think you are confusing two different issues: Anti-Glare vs Glossy and 17" vs. 15".

I have both a 15" glossy and AG. I got the AG first but love the glossy.

Also, if you can't read on a 15" screen, the extra 2" won't help, you're blind.

I vote for 15 though, 17 seems pretty big if you are at a school desk and forget using it on a plane.
 
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Oxonian3

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Why the glossy though,right now i'm weighing 17" AG vs glossy.17" will be perfect for my screen requirements.
 
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nec207

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Macbook pro 17" Stock vs 15" Hi-End Antiglare.
I'm a student who will be working with alot of projects and carrying my laptop to school fairly regularly(not a college student yet).I just don't know if I want a 17" glossy Hi res screen(Which I hear text is hard to read) or a Hi res antiglare 15".
The good ole' 17 vs 15 debate :D
Sound like you need a 17" than the 15".

The 13" macbook pro scraches easy and the 17" or 15" are harder to scrach .

Some people like the glossy screan and some people do not.

I don't think it is what is better the 17" or 15" but what the person likes .
 
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Sankersizzle

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This is not a matter of screen resolution, this is a matter of personal preference.
Choose the laptop that feels good in your hands. If you think the 17" is too big, then get a 15". They both should ave the same hardware if you get the high-end 15".

The other thing to note is that the 17" is very heavy. You don't gain anything over the 15" other than screen size and ExpressCard/34. In fact, the 17" is ever so slightly thicker than the other screen sizes.

Hey, OP! Don't want to sound like a jerk bag, but ignore the quoted aspect of the debate. I hate to sound like a broken record (since all my posts are about this, it seems) but the 17" is only 1 pound heaver and an inch bigger in every dimension. I used to have a 15" MBP and upgraded to the 17" with no problem -and I also walk around with my laptop all the time (university student). If you wrangle yourself a 17" laptop bag you will not notice the extra 1 pound or increased dimensions. Once you get used to such a large/HD screen, you will literally be forced to laugh directly in the faces of everyone with a 15" MBP -Hi Res or not.
 
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