What screen size would you prefer on the next generation of MacBook Pro

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What screen size would you prefer on the next generation of MacBook Pro?

  1. 13.3" @ 1440:900 - 127.68 ppi

    31 vote(s)
    32.6%
  2. 14" @ 1600:900 - 131.13 ppi

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. 15.4" @ 1680:1050 - 128.65 ppi

    33 vote(s)
    34.7%
  4. 16" @ 1920:1080 - 137.68 ppi

    9 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. 17" @ 1920:1200 - 133.19 ppi

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. ermir4444 macrumors regular

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    #1
    13.3" @ 1440:900 - 127.68 ppi
    14" @ 1600:900 - 131.13 ppi
    15.4" @ 1680:1050 - 128.65 ppi
    16" @ 1920:1080 - 137.68 ppi
    17" @ 1920:1200 - 133.19 ppi
     
  2. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    17"! I don;t mind the weight and love the screen real-estate.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'd say 11.6 or 12, but at this point, the Air does a fine job of replacing it. I think if Apple can get the price down on the Airs, make them the new "MacBook" line..799 for 11.6'' model and 999 for the 13'' model. And then the MacBook Pro can be where they are now(as far a size, but bump up the screen resolution)
     
  4. miata macrumors 6502

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    I think 15" is pretty much perfect as it is. There is not much sense in increasing the resolution until MacOS has resolution independence.
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I think it's pretty clear the next 13.3" MBP will get the same screen as the 13.3" MacBook Air.

    And I'm a huge fan of the 13" size, so I'm really happy about that! :)
     
  6. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I am sure it will get a better screen as the MBA. Color range in MBA is abysmal or average.

    I voted for 15,4" 1680x1050 but I would take a similar 14" too I just hate the 16:9 screen because you loose screen real estate for the same portability. I guess we will see 16:9 in the new line but that doesn't mean I like it. I'd still prefer any 16:10 screen.
     
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    I love the resolution of my 17", wouldn't trade for anything. The weight and size can be cumbersome at times, but it's totally worth the real estate and overall beauty. It just blows you away.
     
  10. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    will the glass remain over the glossy screen? how long will apple leave the 13 air with higher res than the 13 pro?
     
  11. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to see a 14", 13" is too small, and sometimes 15" too big...
     
  12. vant macrumors 65816

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    It is not clear. The MBP is 16:10, not 16:9.
     
  13. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    You can have my vertical pixels when you pry them from my cold dead hands. ;)
     
  14. brownbread macrumors newbie

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    The 13" Air is 16:10 as well though, isn't it? Only the 11" is 16:9.

    Regarding the Pros... anyone know when the next generation will be released? I want a 13" but I'm trying to wait for an i5 or even i7 processor. I hope they can cram one in the smaller body.

    Which leads me on... 13" for me. When it's a laptop I want it small and convenient. When it's at home it's plugged into a big monitor, mouse, keyboard, and basically becomes a desktop.
     
  15. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    I would prefer you stop making stupid threads.

    People already complain about reading a 15" at whatever the hi-res is...
     
  16. ermir4444 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't understand why you are even reading my threads when you find them stupid. That makes you stupid. You are free to piss off and not read them if you don't like them.
     
  17. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Apple has been moving towards 16:9 in their offerings since then (i.e., iMac). From an economies of scale perspective, it makes far more sense for Apple to use one 13.3" screen. Makes sense to give the Pro a resolution upgrade, too.

    Not to say they will do that, but I'd personally be a bit surprised if they don't. :)
     
  18. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    1600x900 is a waste of a resolution - 1440x900 on a 14" is actually a very nice setup to work with.
     
  19. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    I like my 15", I think it's perfect balance between big screen and portability.

    My next computer will be another 15" mbp, unless they go 16:9. I'm really annoyed by this 16:9 trend, it's stupid on laptops (unless all you do is watch movies) because modern operating systems have fat docks/start bars, and other toolbars in applications, so you have to a lot more vertical scrolling.

    I'm hoping the 11" mba is not a sign of whats to come from Apple. It better be ONLY because they had to use the wider aspect ratio to fit the full size Apple keyboard.
     
  20. ermir4444 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I really don't see what you could loose if the 15" MBP goes 16:9.
    It will be 1600:900 so you wont loose any vertical pixels and gain 160 horizontal ones. That will be way more helpful if you want to have 2 windows side by side.
     
  21. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I still like the 1440x900 res on the 15 inch MBP!
     
  22. ermir4444 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I still think Apple should move to different screen sizes to differentiate their PRO line.
    13" MBP is for college kids and people new to mac that want the cheapest way to jump in. The screen is just too small to get real work done.

    Another issue is the MBA which at 1299 with SSD is a real competitor to the entry level 13. It offers better performance in day to day use and it is much more portable.11.6 and 13" MBA do a much better job serving the entry level market.

    A 13" MBP does not make any sense in Apple's line-up as of now. Apple should move to a 14" and 16" screen size.

    MBP 14.5" 1600:900
    MBP 16" 1920:1080

    1600:900 is the minimum resolution to get real work done. Having such a resolution on a 14" screen rather than 15" screen makes the computer more portable for those PRO's on the move.

    Now the 17" MBP is Apple's slowest selling laptop. There is only one reason for that. ITS TOO GOD DAMN BIG. Moving to a 16" form factor and keeping almost the same resolution will make the laptop more portable (and we all know Apple and Steve love portability). Size-wise It will be closer to the current 15.4" MBP rather than the current 17" so you can actually take it with you somewhere.
     
  23. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Leave the 16:10 aspect ratio on the next generation of MacBook Pros! Moving to 16:9 would be a major negative of the computer in my opinion, it'd be almost as bad as having a glossy screen :(
     
  24. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Seriously. That is why we don't get any decent panels. Because people are too stupid to care for the difference.
    I was talking about color gamut and that sucks on the MBA Panels. MBP are much better with 75% AdobeRGB.

    The problem with 16:9 is that doesn't really help anything but the dimensions change and that is bad for portability. If you take the average bag it usually is the length of a notebook that limits what fits not the width.
    And if you care for the most practical screen to get work done than 16:10 or 3:2 would be perfect. 16:9 simply gets you are smaller screen for the same length.
    The argument about black bars is just stupid, as most material still shows bars and nodoby really cares or should care about black bars. 16:10 is by far better and if somebody wants more display width just take a 17" Notebook that is about as portable as a 16" 16:9.
    Okay a 16:9 16" is lighter but I go work out everyday it would be ridiculous to complain about weight. I only care about size and the best possible screen. 16:9 just isnt.

    But I am most likely out of luck as I guess there is 95% change that it will become 16:9. The remaining 5% is that there is no redesign of the unibody.
     

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