question about 13" model

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

  1. pep.pep macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    argh.

    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

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    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.

    R
     
  6. pep.pep thread starter macrumors member

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    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

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    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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