The screen of the 17" MBP compared to 15"

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  1. Makube macrumors member

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    Okay the 15 inches MBPs 2.4 were out of stock so i ordered a 17". Is the screen as good as the 15", the resolution etc?. And i don't need the HD screen i think, because im not a photographer or anything like that.

    Will I be happy with my purchase anyways? Im not going to cary it around much unless if i take it to friends etc.
     
  2. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    The 15.4" has 1400x900 whereas the base model 17" has 1680x1040. You should have paid the little extra for the true HD and it's silly to say you need to be a photographer to make use of the extra space.

    I base that opinion on my own experience before I went and bought a 24" monitor. I thought it would be too big but I quickly learned there is no such thing as too much screen real estate. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEEDING ROOM! No worries though, just order a 30" ACD ;)
     
  3. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    If you're gonna pony up the extra for 17" MBP, you really should have spent the extra $100 on the High-Resolution Screen.

    That being said, it'll still be a screamer and if you've never used a HD screen before you won't 'miss' the extra screen real estate that it provides.

    Tracer
     
  4. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually i got to know today that im getting the 17 instead of the 15, because .they couldnt get a 15 one so they had ordered a 17 instead, which suits me fine. I really didnt have the option to change screen since im not buying directly from mac, and the 15s was sold out so they got me a 17. I think i should be fine, its not that bad is it?:D
     
  5. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    I know exactly what you mean. I'm using 3x 19" monitors at the moment and I still run out of room. Even when I was playing around with the Mac Pro connected to the 2x 30" ACD's in the Apple Store in London I felt I could do with a just a "bit" more space!

    It's not bad at all mate. The Hi-Res screen is more like a bonus - the cherry on the cake. You're still getting the cake and what a tasty cake that is!

    The screen quality is still gonna be great, it's just that you could have had a few more pixels squeezed onto the screen. Still, at least you won't have to squint when reading small text ... :)
     
  6. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    OKay it sounds good ^^ but i guess it'll be better then what i am using now, a three year old matte screen plugged onto my pc. 19" with 1200x1024 (or something) and now im getting a 1600x1024, and thats a 17":D ill guess ill be amazed anyway:D
     
  7. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I was going to buy a 15" glossy off the internet because I wanted a custom rig. I decided at the last minute to drive waaay across town to my "local" Apple store.

    After seeing everything side to side, I shocked myself by buying a 17" matte MBP!
     
  8. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    Not to beat a dead horse but this is a comparison between a 24" monitor and 17" HI-DEF MBP. It's a picture from Flickr I snagged; the owner of this said he's ordered a 30" ACD after seeing the difference.
     

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  9. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

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    IMHO it's silly to buy the 17'' without the high res. screen.

    One of the only things that makes up for the lesser portability of the 17'' compared to the 15'' is the higher resolution available with the HD option.

    So instead of buying a 17'' at low res. you could just as well go for a 15'' and possibly an external monitor :).

    But that's just me :rolleyes:
     
  10. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    What everyone seems to be forgetting is that Makube's already ordered it and it appears that as he's not buying from Apple directly he can't add the Hi-Res screen as an option.

    No matter what anyone says, it ain't gonna make a difference, unless he can cancel the order that is ...

    There is one more thing Makube, you said:
    If you really wanted the 15" model and they couldn't get it for you maybe you could have got them to give you a discount or something (throw in something for free) as surely you ended up paying more in order to get the 17" model?
     
  11. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, actually i didnt have to pay the extra since they had told me i would get my 15" and ordered a 17", so im quite happy=) I kind of earned on their mistake i think. Im not giong to need the portability either really, so i guess im good to go:D
     
  12. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Be happy with what you have and dont look back :)
     
  13. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, nice one mate! :)

    In that case you got nothing to worry about, you paid for a 15" and ended up getting the larger screen and higher resolution of the 17".

    That's a good deal, no matter how you look at it.
     
  14. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Well, if he got the glossy screen instead of the matte (like I have) he could look back from the refection in the screen! :p
     
  15. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah i thought so too:D I was just curious if the 17" screen is worse in quality or something than the 15", but it obviously isn't i guess. God am I excited about tomorrow:D
     
  16. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    rofl :D
     
  17. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

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    In that case, enjoy :D.
     
  18. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Like a kid before Christmas! :D
     
  19. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    Like ten kids before christmas all gathered up in my head:D Im going to stay up all night and get to know it:D
     
  20. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    Now I know what I'll be feeling like in 5 days when my 17" MBP (finally) arrives! :)
     
  21. Makube thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh yes:D Enjoy your MBP too!

    Btw, does iLife 08 come with my comp?
     
  22. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

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    All new Macs should come with iLife 08 which is good cos it somewhat offsets the fact that I'm gonna have to pay for Leopard later on ...
     

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