Who now thinks they should've waited for 17"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raymondu999, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    I think I'm one of the ones that do.... who else?:D
  2. dylanmac macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2009
    15" is a good size for me.

    (NO! That's not what she said.)
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I've always chosen the 15" because the 17" is just too large; however, I do covet that high res screen.
  4. dylanmac macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2009
    Aye, that high res would be very nice.
  5. isethx macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    i'm buying the 17 inch, but when i add it all up it just seems ridiculous to spend 3,000 some dollars on a computer.
  6. chaos86 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2003
    Yeah I'm jealous of the giant battery (I never found enough need to justify purchasing 2 batteries, but I have found myself out of juice a few times) and the high res screen. I had a 17" MBP before and it was just too big and heavy, I want them to incorporate a 1920x1200 15.4" display in the 15" MBP as a BTO option and get rid of the 17 all together.
  7. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    I waited but I think I might get the 15" regardless. Can't make up my mind.
  8. cohenben macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2008
    I bought a pre-gen 15" a few weeks ago - still glad I saved over $1,000 because the glare on the new 15" is just way too much for me - I edit video. I'll definitely be getting this 17" (or whatever dream-machine is is current at the time) in 2010.
  9. kobefan234 macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2008
    I regret it alot. I am selling my old unibody and getting the new one:eek:
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
  11. shamash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2008
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I just got the new 15" today, haha the day the real new product was revealed, and I don't regret it at all. I got it because I decided it made more sense than waiting a month and getting the 17".
  12. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    Count me in as someone else who wants that resolution. I mean, I was thinking of getting a 24" Cinema Display anyway for the 1920x1200 resolution. I should have just waited and gotten the screen built into the laptop.

    Oh well. I can (and should) do without either of them.
  13. Crash1234 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    Nah, I own a laptop that is 17 inch and it's just too big and unwieldy. 15inch is a much better size for me. It would be nice to have that long lasting battery though.
  14. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    hell no :D
    15" for me is the best resolution/size ratio
  15. cokedrinker macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2008
    I need the higher resolution, and always knew i'd be selling the 15'' uni when the 17'' got released. What sort of % value do you reckon the 15'' uni should hold when i go to sell it? (assuming its in top notch condition)
  16. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    The 17" is nice enough, but the thing will be a monster no matter how thin it is due to the 17" screen.

    I'd regret my 15" Unibody purchase if they came out with a 12" Unibody Mini Macbook Pro. Other than that.. no. :D
  17. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    If I was a "Pro" then I would snap up the 17, but I'm not and so I prefer the 15". Best size ratio IMO.
  18. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Why does only the 17" have a matte option? Is this Apple's way of saying if you're REALLY a 'professional' you need to buy the 17" pro?
  19. azdude macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2003
    My last laptop was a 17" MBP purchased on the student developer program for a steep discount at $2200 or so. I loved that machine, especially for the great price. And that was a 1680-pixel unit. These new 1920-pixel machines really are awesome.

    I upgraded to the 15" Unibody when it was released knowing that I would not be able to redeem a developer discount again for the forthcoming 17" version.

    So to carefully answer your question properly...

    Do I regret buying the 15"? No.

    Do I regret not being able to buy the 17"? Abso-frickin' lutely. If I had a way to pay $2200 again for this sweet new machine, that'd have done it for me.
  20. allanibanez macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008
    im running a 2.8GHz 15inch. The processor bump to 2.93 would be virtually unnoticeable to me and whilst 8GB ram would be nice, 4GB does me fine and once the firmware restriction is lifted on the 15inch models im putting another 4gb in. So on that basis im not regretting getting my 15inch in the slightest.

    Sure a better resolution would be nice, but 17inch to me defeats the point of a laptop, its simply too big, so you may as well go for a desktop. Im gonna save my money for a nice 22 inch monitor and then i shall be a happy chappy would a beast of a mbp and a glorious display to run it through when at home.
  21. proc macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
    Has it been confirmed (in one way or another) that there is indeed a firmware restriction on the 15" MBP? Do you have a link?
  22. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I had the previous 17" which was a great machine but after a while the size begins to bother you. It's really long and not portable enough. For the extra money that I would need for the 17" I bought a 24" LCD for my desk and applecare. This allows me to do my work at my desk at a nice size screen and more than likely I'm not working when I take my laptop somewhere with me so the smaller screen benefits me.
  23. semitry macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2008
    Can OS X even address 4GB of ram let alone 8GB?
  24. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    I'm happy with the size of my 15" - 17" is simply too big. However, I am envious of the new battery (don't care about not being able to take it out) and the screen (1680x1050 on the 15" would be perfect).

    Instead, I'll pick up a second battery and live with the lower resolution.

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