Unboxing MBP 17'' and a bit of a review compared to the 15''

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  1. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Hello Guys,

    Well I just got it over with and bought the 17'' Unibody, I had very recently bought a 15'' Unibody then the 17'' arrived at the stores... had to have it... tried negotiating at the Apple store a swap... they said no, called customer service... they said now as well lol.

    So basically I just said F-it and went today and bought it.

    I got back opened it... it looked all right... then I noticed a scratch under certain light conditions... Had to go back to the store and they swapped it immediately.

    Just got back and here are some pics.

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    At the moment I really like the 17'' the screen is excellent got the 9c99, speed should be about the same, a little bigger and heavier but not looking that much into portability at the moment.

    Bewteen the screen of the 15'' and the 17'' the 15'' is a bit brighter but also I believe that the 17'' has apparently more deeper colors into it, If I had to decide probably the 17'' IMO has a better quality screen.

    The sad thing is that I am going to have to sell the 15'' at a huge loss since I don't need 2 laptops and it only has a few hours of use (you can tell which one is newer between this two lol)

    Hope the 17'' Turns out ok. I will probably swap the keys from the white wireless keyboard that I have... I think it will look much better.

    Any comments welcome.

    Thanks!

    JC
     
  2. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    were these compared at full brightness? if not, at what level of brightness? and how much brightness do u prefer to keep ur 17inch at?
     
  3. jovanboi macrumors member

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    I was just thinking "wonder what he's gonna do with two macbooks" hehe. Awesome as that sounds, I'm sure two of them could be overkill. Congrats! Off-topic, I really like that glass coffee table. Thats what grabbed my attention first but yeah :p
     
  4. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    i have the wireless keyboard as well and i was wondering, if i didnt have the Backlight, how would the white keys look. DO IT!!! post pictures!!!
     
  5. plan4 macrumors newbie

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    just curious, but if you're the first person to reply to the initial post of a thread, or the second for that matter, WHY ARE YOU QUOTING THE ENTIRE POST???!!

    jesus christ, we can deduce what you are referring to.
     
  6. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

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    Stop quoting the whole post you bandwidth wasters!
     
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Nice pics :) I was lucky enough to be in my 14 day return period when I had my 15", then waited for the 17" to come. Definitely worth it. If anyone is hesitant about the 17", I'd say go for it.
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Not sure thats quite a valid argument...
     
  9. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they are both at full brightness in the pictures...


    It's weird... the 17'' seems to have just a different color calibration that seems to lower the gama... any thoughts on that?
     
  10. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    u should be thanking me, u have the opportunity to see those beautiful pics of our beloved mbp's not once, but twice.. and in this thread.. thrice! :)
     

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