mbp 13" useless?

Is 1280x800 out-dated?

  • YES

    Votes: 40 56.3%
  • NO

    Votes: 31 43.7%

  • Total voters
    71

gbit

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Aug 20, 2012
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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!
 

bobcan

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Jan 8, 2007
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Hmmmm.. I cannot Vote as 'proposed' to us here..

gimme you opinion!
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:
 

jotade11

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Feb 2, 2009
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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.
 

Tankmaze

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Mar 7, 2012
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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.
 

skaertus

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Feb 23, 2009
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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Pro is a good laptop, but it is being selling for a much higher price than it should, considering that it is quite outdated.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.
 

henry72

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Jun 18, 2009
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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.
 

GermanyChris

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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
 

Elijen

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May 8, 2012
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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
 

Silmarien

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Oct 20, 2011
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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!
 

Dolorian

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Apr 25, 2007
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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.
 

FuNGi

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Feb 26, 2010
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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.
 

mac8867

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Apr 5, 2010
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lion & mountain lion full screen support and the 4 finger swipes.
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.
 

gbit

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Original poster
Aug 20, 2012
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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
 

gbit

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Aug 20, 2012
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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
 

BB.King

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Jun 29, 2012
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Lol @ resolution snobs.
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.
 

mac8867

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Apr 5, 2010
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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
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.
 

gbit

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Aug 20, 2012
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sure share some :)
and i'll send you some of mine (obv higher res) ;)