Which Macbook for use outside?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by msw123307, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

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    i am considering the new Macbook Pro 13" and the Macbook Air 13". i read that the macbook air's had a kind of half-glossy/half-matte display. my real question is, what is the experience of trying to use either computer outside? i have an old macbook now (07) and an iPad and both are completely useless outside. are either of these even usable outside? i know the macbook 15" has an anti-glare option, but i don't want a laptop that big/heavy. obviously i'm not going to use it outside very often, but wouldn't like to be completely handicapped if the situation arises.
     
  2. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I have tried to use my 13" pro outside and it is awful. If you are planning on using your macbook outside ever go 15" antiglare or air. The air will still have some glare though.
     
  3. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    15" anti glare in direct sunlight is still a PITA.
     

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