question about 13" model

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pep.pep, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. pep.pep macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    The only thing that is holding me back is the resolution. I, currently, have a 2006 iMac G5 with a 1400x900 res. It's dying, quickly: freezing all the time.

    The 13" is in my price range, but I'm not sure about the resolution. Is it that much a difference?
  2. un.titled macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
    The 1280 x 800 still has a higher DPI than the 15" MBP if I'm not mistaken. To me, it would be nice to have the MBA's resolution, but it's still a nice looking screen.
  3. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    How do you usually use a computer? Video/photo editing or coding are pretty much out of th question unless you use an external monitor. Having a bunch of windows open is also a pain.
  4. pep.pep thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010

    I do have an external monitor, 19" samsung.

    But, I usually just use that for 360.

    Looks like I'll have to venture into the 15".
  5. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    I would get into an Apple store and compare the Air and the MBP.

    1200x800 is ok for image viewing, email, surfing, and Office stuff.... I agree that this is not a multitasking machine for several reasons.

  6. pep.pep thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Yeah. I just hate going to my Apple store.

    So busy, all the time.

    The store actually moved to a different location in the same mall for a bigger space. It's still packed...
  7. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    doing some calculations:

    Pixel Density (Rounded Down):
    MBP 13" = 113ppi
    MBP 15" = 110ppi
    MBP 15" w/ High Res Display = 128ppi
    MBP 17" Screen = 133ppi

    So basically the 13" has a slightly higher pixel density than the standard 15".

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