My opinion on the Hi-Res screen

ibizarocks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 2, 2007
198
7
Hey guys, I've read a lot on here about the hi-res screen option and some people put a lot of doubt in my head saying the fonts appear too small etc. Well my new hi res glossy i7 popped through the door this morning and after a days use I can honestly tell you that it is completely blown out of proportion.

The fonts are easily readable and I have had no eye strain whatsoever. I'm -4.5 in both eyes and wear glasses so there's an extra material before my eyes and the screen and it's completely fine.

The difference between the 1440x900 and this isn't even that much as well. I actually had to check to see if they had put the hi-res screen in when I first turned it on as I couldn't see much difference at first!!

To all those sitting on the fence it's only £100 extra and it makes a huge difference in a positive way!!!

I hope this helps some people make their decision.
 

magbarn

macrumors 68020
Oct 25, 2008
2,167
1,304
Hey guys, I've read a lot on here about the hi-res screen option and some people put a lot of doubt in my head saying the fonts appear too small etc. Well my new hi res glossy i7 popped through the door this morning and after a days use I can honestly tell you that it is completely blown out of proportion.

The fonts are easily readable and I have had no eye strain whatsoever. I'm -4.5 in both eyes and wear glasses so there's an extra material before my eyes and the screen and it's completely fine.

The difference between the 1440x900 and this isn't even that much as well. I actually had to check to see if they had put the hi-res screen in when I first turned it on as I couldn't see much difference at first!!

To all those sitting on the fence it's only £100 extra and it makes a huge difference in a positive way!!!

I hope this helps some people make their decision.

Hear! Hear! If the hi-rez glossy screen doesn't bother you, then IMHO it's superior to the matte screen. I think we're in the "silent majority" however...
 
Comment

Spandexman

macrumors regular
Dec 5, 2009
124
0
Hey guys, I've read a lot on here about the hi-res screen option and some people put a lot of doubt in my head saying the fonts appear too small etc. Well my new hi res glossy i7 popped through the door this morning and after a days use I can honestly tell you that it is completely blown out of proportion.

The fonts are easily readable and I have had no eye strain whatsoever. I'm -4.5 in both eyes and wear glasses so there's an extra material before my eyes and the screen and it's completely fine.

The difference between the 1440x900 and this isn't even that much as well. I actually had to check to see if they had put the hi-res screen in when I first turned it on as I couldn't see much difference at first!!

To all those sitting on the fence it's only £100 extra and it makes a huge difference in a positive way!!!

I hope this helps some people make their decision.
So, you couldn't tell the difference, but it's definitely worth the extra £100?
 
Comment

ReallyBigFeet

macrumors 68030
Apr 15, 2010
2,934
100
WELL YOUR OPINION IS JUST FLAT OUT WRONG AND HERES WHY....:mad:

Oh wait....ummmm.....I agree with you. Heh.

:rolleyes:

Never mind. Carry on.
 
Comment

ibizarocks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 2, 2007
198
7
@ c64 alright smart arse

I said i couldn't at first but if I put it next to my penryn macbook pro the difference is definitely noticeable! everything looks much more crisp.
 
Comment

BlackZ

macrumors member
Mar 29, 2009
99
0
I like mine too, no blur or anything.
Was watching movie yesterday and the black is more black than my previous MBP 2008. I wonder when people will do some color calibration for these screens :) so far so good but you never know if we can pimp it up even better
 
Comment

ibizarocks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 2, 2007
198
7
I like mine too, no blur or anything.
Was watching movie yesterday and the black is more black than my previous MBP 2008. I wonder when people will do some color calibration for these screens :) so far so good but you never know if we can pimp it up even better
I just think in general some people fear monger on here and others try to justify their purchases by getting others to agree with them. Everyone should just go with what they think. It's a mac, you won't be disappointed!!
 
Comment

C64

macrumors 65816
Sep 3, 2008
1,234
222
@ c64 alright smart arse

I said i couldn't at first but if I put it next to my penryn macbook pro the difference is definitely noticeable! everything looks much more crisp.
Hey, I was defending your position ;)
 
Comment

Jof

macrumors regular
Oct 2, 2008
122
0
I have a new matte hi-res 15" next to my old glossy low-res 15" and the matte one 0wnz. I did good. Happy :)

PS, love my new i5... A lot of subtle improvements over my 1st gen unibody. Plus, it's lighter thanks to the lack of glass! Win!
 
Comment

OnAirNow

macrumors newbie
Apr 16, 2010
23
0
Scotland
@ Jof

I know there's been a few comparison photos on other threads...but if you're able to I would love to see your 15" machines side by side

:eek:
 
Comment

mac*chick

macrumors member
Apr 25, 2010
36
0
Canada
Thanks for the post. I ordered the high res anti glare and was not able to see any of the new models in the store I ordered from as it's an Apple reseller store. I just knew I wanted anti glare and hope I will like it. I realize you are talking about the glossy but I too have read the high res is hard to read which makes me a little worried.
 
Comment

ibizarocks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 2, 2007
198
7
http://gallery.me.com/mattzarandi/100016/Comparison

here's a comparison of my old machine and the new one. you can see the glossy gives much more vibrant colours.

I'm a graphic designer by the way and I know people instantly go on about colour reproduction once printed but any REAL print designer always uses a pantone book anyway as I did on my old matte. You can't trust a screen especially when using special inks!
 
Comment

ibizarocks

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 2, 2007
198
7


here's a comparison of my old machine and the new one. you can see the glossy gives much more vibrant colours.

I'm a graphic designer by the way and I know people instantly go on about colour reproduction once printed but any REAL print designer always uses a pantone book anyway as I did on my old matte. You can't trust a screen especially when using special inks!
 
Comment

steveLONDON

macrumors regular
Jul 12, 2009
132
0
UK
I got the HR anti-glare and I love it. I always thought the fonts on my old PB were way too big and too up a ridiculous amount of screen real estate.

Anyone with the HR display, check out this video on Vimeo, with HD on, and tell me it isn't gorgeous:

http://vimeo.com/hd#10819887
 
Comment

a4209797

macrumors member
Apr 26, 2010
93
0
how is the screen relestate for side by side apps? i'm trying to decide if I can watch a movie and browse the web at the same time.

ty
 
Comment

GeorgeCWB

macrumors member
Mar 28, 2010
56
0


here's a comparison of my old machine and the new one. you can see the glossy gives much more vibrant colours.

I'm a graphic designer by the way and I know people instantly go on about colour reproduction once printed but any REAL print designer always uses a pantone book anyway as I did on my old matte. You can't trust a screen especially when using special inks!
Aren't those different backgrounds altogether? lol, or is it just me?
 
Comment

mainemanx

macrumors newbie
Apr 26, 2010
11
0
Love my i7 15" HiRes Matte...

One suggestion, select: Finder > View > Show View Options... to change Finder Window font sizes, etc.

IMO, small price to pay for an absolutely fabulous, highly detailed display :)
 
Comment

OnAirNow

macrumors newbie
Apr 16, 2010
23
0
Scotland
@mainemanx

Will that change all the default sizes of menu bars etc? I've never tried, but thought I had read somewhere on the forums that such a 'tweak' wasnt possible?

Maybe you could post a couple of pics of default hi res menu sizes vs adjusted? I'll head back to the nearest :apple: store over the next few weeks to see it in person, but as its 70 odd miles away it's a bit of a pain to get there regularly!

:)
 
Comment

BlackZ

macrumors member
Mar 29, 2009
99
0
Thanks for the post. I ordered the high res anti glare and was not able to see any of the new models in the store I ordered from as it's an Apple reseller store. I just knew I wanted anti glare and hope I will like it. I realize you are talking about the glossy but I too have read the high res is hard to read which makes me a little worried.
You won't be disappointed, nothing to worry about
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.