Uni student buying 15" MBP, should I get Hi-Res?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jdh2425, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Jdh2425 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010

    I'm about to buy my first mac so I'm pretty excited.

    I just wanted to ask about the screen res.

    When I'm doing Uni work I like to have two documents up on the page side by side so I figured the Hi-Res 1600x1080 option is the way to go.

    My only concern is with day to day tasks such high res might make things too small on the screen.

    In MacOS is there a way to increase the font DPI (think that's what it's called in windows) so things don't look too small on a high res screen?


  2. vasuba macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    If you like to Side by Side documents I would reccomend the larger resolution option without a doubt. Most programs have a zoom option somewhere if a single page becomes a problem.
  3. choco macrumors member


    Mar 19, 2010
    well i'm a college senior and just bought a low-end 15" at the store. i'm used to using two monitors for my design work but after playing with one, i realized that i don't need the larger resolution. (i judged this by looking at a 17") i blog hopped and the images just looked so small. text was still readable though.
  4. iSax1234 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Also the nicer res will be great with movies and such :D

    EDIT: And you can also change it BTW not that one wants to spend money on something they'll never use

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