What does the high-end 17" MBP screen get you?

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  1. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at refurbed 17"MBP. The one labeled with "high res" screen is $200 more. Is it worth it? What does that screen get you? Is it still just a TFT screen? Is the brightness, refresh, colors any better, or is it just got more and smaller pixels?
     
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  3. dual64bit macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha, that is funny. But yeah, it gets you the higher resolution display, which makes everything including fonts a lot smaller... but much more precise. Great for video/graphics editing, not great for internet browsing.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    All it gets you is more screen real estate and more squinting. I guess since you're staring a light bulb the latter isn't too bad.
     
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    it'll get you 1.6 inches more than the 15.4 inch.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That was a Powerbook commercial.
     
  8. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. Now I feel stupid... :p
     
  9. vixapphire macrumors 6502

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    hi-res 17" gives you the same screen real estate as on the 23" cinema display (albeit on a smaller scale, obviously). not a bad way to go.
     
  10. bking1000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK. It seems like it doesn't get it out of dim TFT land, so I'll guess I'll pass and save myself $200. I do photos (not graphics), but only as a hobby.

    I was debating between 15" and 17". If the 17" high-res screen was REALLY great, I might have paid up for it, but now it sounds like I'm free to debate 15 vs 17" again.

    Thanks for the responses
     

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