Strictly a screen size choice -

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Jul 9, 2010.

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If spec's and price was all the same, what screen size would you choose?

  1. 13"

    37 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. 15"

    51 vote(s)
    46.8%
  3. 17"

    21 vote(s)
    19.3%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    If 'everything' was the same, spec's, price etc and the only difference was the size of the screen what size would you choose for your primary laptop?

    13, 15 or 17"?
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on how/where you're going to use your laptop. Smaller is better for portability, and larger is more conformable for home use.

    Personally I'd pick the 13" or 15", I think 17" is kind of overkill for a laptop.
     
  3. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So which one?
     
  4. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    If specs/money was no object, I'd probably go for the 15".
     
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    can I get an amen!
     
  7. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    17" if it has an appropriate resolution (whatever that means) unlike the exact same spec as 13" or 15" with a poorer resolution.
     
  9. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    17", because 15" and 13" are for girls and asthmatics who complain about weight and don't want their fragile shoulders to buckle under the strain.
     
  10. mk1ap macrumors member

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    So true!! Sounds like everyone here is hobbit's and or not active at all.
     
  11. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    I would personally choose 17" for desktop replacement and 15" for the perfect blend of power, screen real estate, and portability.
     
  12. iWolf00 macrumors member

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    +1

    17" has wide screen, but it is really heavy if you will travel for long distance carrying it with you. 15" is best combination between size and practically.

    If the choice is mine I will go for the 17" because I don't travel a lot and most of the time I carry it for short distance.
     
  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'd go with the 15", it's the best mix of portability and screen space for my uses.
     
  14. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    As a college student who does minor video editing, 15".
     
  15. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    good poll. i just hope people dont vote for what they have. for me the 15 does not work. its not small enough to be ultra portable but not big enough to do alot of work. i dont understand why so many get a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for a laptop. just get the base mbp and a 27 inch imac.
     
  16. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I prefer the 15" as it's the middle one... Bit more real estate to work with, the 13" to me just seems.. cramped..
     
  17. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    15" in the lead so far, no surprise there. Be more interesting with thousands of votes :)
     
  18. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    15" as I think is the perfect size for a portable.
     
  19. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    17in. because i would love to have a nice big screen and i don't travel much and even if i did, the MBP 17 is much lighter than other 17" laptops. and well, i would just love that!:D
     
  20. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It's a bit surprising that the 13" and 17" are about equal in preference right now. I would have expected the 13" to outpace the 17" by a fair margin.
     
  21. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    I owned a 17" before my 15", & it was just way too much of a hassle to lug around.
    The 15" does everything I need it to do, but is a lot easier to take to school, a friend's house, etc. :)
    Personally, I can't stand small screens on a laptop. I feel like the 15" is a happy medium when it comes to screen size. Not big enough to be a nuisance in public/crowded places, & not small enough to make me squint my eyes when I try to read the news.
    I can see why 17" would suit more people, seeing as they replace their desktop with it. Since I have an iMac that I do most of my work with, it has never been an issue.
     
  22. erasr macrumors 6502

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    It's a bit like owning a house. Until you live in a mansion, you will be happy with what you have in size, probably.

    Most people get used to what they have, so whatever size it is I'm sure you will love it in your own way. People who have 13" love them (I do), people who have 17" love them.

    If you live in a small country cottage then you love it, same goes for someone owning a mansion! It doesn't matter what size you have, they are all 'workable'.

    (13" for me :) )
     
  23. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    17 is the mansion
     
  24. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    only if this was the truth. steve jobs at the apple store says
    pick one, any one !!!All the same price rofl!
     
  25. MaxMike macrumors 6502

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    probably the 15. my 14 inch Dell is seeming to get slightly too small and i don't really think I wanna go smaller when I get a MBP next year for college. Bring on a high res 15 inch :apple:
     

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