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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lasuther, Apr 13, 2010.
With a $2300 limit, which would you buy: 17" 1920x1200 2.53GHz i5 or 15" 1680x1050 2.66GHz i7?
If you need the screen space: Go for the 17"
Otherwise: Go for the 15"
I'd stretch the budget and get a 17" i7.
15" is more than enough..
This is a really tough question as they both look like fantastic machines. It boils down to your mobility needs. If you're going to be carrying the MBP around a lot and don't absolutely need the 1920x1200 resolution, the 15" model is probably preferred.
People seem to prefer the processor speed and smaller size instead of a larger and higher resolution screen.
i'd go for the high end 15" any day
I find 15" to be the sweet spot between usability and portability. 17" may be a bit too large to carry around everyday. Depends on how you plan to use it I guess.
I personally went with the 15". I think it's a better balance between screen size and portability.
I'd personally buy the 15" because I don't care for big laptops. But your screen size needs should definitely decide this for you.
I went for the 15" having been dead set on the 17" for months. It appears they intentionally gimped the bigger machine, removing any reason to buy it other than a slightly larger screen. I mean, for the cheaper price, you can get a faster, lighter 15" with identical specs other than a smaller high res screen. Before, it was a bigger battery, the screen was denser, and it was just as fast as the high end 15". And the cost difference was smaller!