MB v MBP Bigger screen worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CBX, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. CBX macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    Obviously the screen is bigger and runs at a higher resolution on the MBP compared with the MB, but what does that mean in terms of actual screen real estate?

    How much of a difference is there between the MBP and the MB? Is it significant?

    It easy to compare if they were either a) both screen size or b) both same resolution but cant get a feel for it with having the mix...
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    It all depends on your needs and the apps you use. Best thing is to see it in person. Thinking about doing that today, if not this weekend.

    Here's a MB/MBP review http://gizmodo.com/5063492/macbook-and-macbook-pro-dual-review

    Aside from size/resolution, the MBP screen seems to be better when viewing from greater angles and the calibration is warmer on the MB.
  3. CBX thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    Didnt know there was differences between the quality of the screen! (nor the keyboard - not sure that thats actually the case or just the models they have looked at>?)

    Interesting review.

    There just doesnt seem much difference in actual screen real estate between the two. If the MBP was running at a higher resolution then I could see the benefit but not at 1440 (or whatever it is).

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