mbp 13" useless?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gbit, Sep 24, 2012.

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Is 1280x800 out-dated?

  1. YES

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    56.3%
  2. NO

    31 vote(s)
    43.7%
  1. gbit macrumors member

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    #1
    with 1280x800 it has less screen real estate than most newer cell phones
    useless is perhaps not the right word but way too expensive and out-dated for such an "low screen"? gimme you opinion!
     
  2. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm.. I cannot Vote as 'proposed' to us here..

    Sorry.. I will say FAR from useless if Apple is selling ANY.. and they must be, even IF bargain basement machines.. :apple:

    Such is MY opinion, and I use a MBP 8,2 Hi-Res.. but would rather look at a 13" MBP than many net-books.. Absolutely..

    :cool:
     
  3. jotade11 macrumors regular

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    The resolution on the 13" isn't that important, is it? It's meant to be similarly portable to the MBA while being more powerful and of course being in a laptop-form. While the seemingly-impending retina update will no doubt boost sales, I think the current model fits its niche just fine.
     
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  5. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    at first I thought that the resolution on the 13" mbp would be abysmal but do you know what would bring it back to life ?

    lion & mountain lion full screen support and the 4 finger swipes.
     
  6. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    The resolution should be higher. The current 13-inch MacBook Pro is a good laptop, but it is being selling for a much higher price than it should, considering that it is quite outdated. There is no reason to sell it for the same price as the 13-inch MacBook Air (the lower end models), since the Air comes with an expensive SSD. Apple will certainly revamp the whole line soon, and it will get a retina display, an SSD and will become thinner and lighter.
     
  7. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    I think this is because Apple is preparing for a Retina display, it would be too high for 1440 x 900 I believe.
     
  8. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Because everyone wants a super high resolution screen...:rolleyes:

    If I recall correctly the 13" has Ivy Bridge and HD4000 so it's not out of date
     
  9. Elijen macrumors 6502

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    Do I think that MBP 13" could have better screen resolution? - Yes
    Did I order MBP 13" few days ago anyway? - Yes
     
  10. Silmarien macrumors member

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    I think you got it wrong. Here is the definition of the word:

    useless/yo͞osləs/
    Adjective:
    1)Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.
    2)Having no ability or skill in a specified activity or area.



    Does the 13" MBP have an underwhelming screen resolution? Yes.
    Is the 13" MBP an amazing machine. Hell yeah!
     
  11. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    The resolution doesn't bothers me. I ordered mine a couple of days ago and with my setup, where I use it in clamshell or dual screen mode at home (I have an external 24" monitor) or use it outside the house by itself, it serves me quite well.

    It is also not outdated, it has the new processors and faster graphics like the 15" models.
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    current 13" mbp screen resolution is perfectly adequate for many people.
     
  13. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    It is woefully inadequate for my current tastes. The 13" air and 15" hi-res are adequate. I could care less about retina-level.
     
  14. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    Check out Better Touch Tool for (free download) --- solves your 4 finger swipe issue.

    As for the thread discussion... rating a machine solely on it's display resolution is for a specific personal taste --- albeit, probably a large number of people have a preference in this. I personally do not have a need for a greater resolution. I rate my 13" MBP based on many other factors.
     
  15. gbit thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i agree that there are people who even can work with nearly no screen real estate ;)
    but why not add at least 1680 or 1920 .. it costs just a few bucks more and brings soooo much more usability at nearly no costs
     
  16. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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  17. gbit thread starter macrumors member

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    at 1280x800 i can see 10 lines in a file in my ide
    thats not "resolution snob" but i pay 1k$ and for that i wanna get sth
    asus packs full hd (IPS) in 11" ultrabook
     
  18. BB.King macrumors regular

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    All depend on user's need. I would go crazy working on Excel spreadsheets or two A4 document side by side on such low resolution, which is way I never considered a 13" mbp.

    On the other hand, there are people loves larger front the 13" resolution beings.

    No reason to call those who need higher resolution snobs.
     
  19. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    LOLOLOL... get a better IDE. I use several IDE's and never have an issue, either with number of lines or character width. Happy to share screen shots if you want.
     
  20. gbit thread starter macrumors member

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    sure share some :)
    and i'll send you some of mine (obv higher res) ;)
     
  21. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I would recommend buying the Asus then.
     
  22. gbit thread starter macrumors member

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    got the retina.. even more res :p
     
  23. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Then you're starting the thread why?
     
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  25. Avatarshark macrumors regular

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    It is out of date, but not in screen size, at long as it is bigger than a netbook but rather the power I mean raw data output is just too small.
     

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