WHY WHY WHY....No hi-res anti-glare display on 13 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Veinticinco, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2009
    Given the Air's current mothball status, I'd buy an antiglare 13" MBP in a heartbeat. But black slab of highly reflective glass = no sale.

    They do it on the leviathan 17", and now on the top spec 15" (or lower spec if you BTO) albeit at a cost of 120 notes. But no 13".

    Can anyone provide even a semi-rational (i.e. practical) explanation as to why not, or is just the worst side of Apple we're seeing here?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  3. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    For me at least, upgrading any size screen to hi res makes everything too small so I have no gripes with this.
  4. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    Last year I was solidly in the pro matte screen camp. Then in June 2009 I bought a new 13" mbp. I wanted the 17" but I could only afford the 13" and my old machine had died and I needed a machine pronto. I got used to the glossy screen, I got use to the 13" screen and today I think the 13" mbp is a great machine. I love the screen size and brightness and clarity. The glare... I no longer notice. A 1280 X 800 13" screen I would say is high enough res for it's size. They sell 60" LED TV screens that are only 1920 X 1080... I'm no expert but the mpb 13" should appear sharper than that 60" screen.

    To sum don't write the 13" off... it is a great laptop that has a lot going for it.
  5. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    they use a cheaper lcd in the 13"
    glossy display makes it look a bit better
  6. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    I'd like a 1440x900 Pro OR a 15" Air as my next Mac.

    But I have at least 2-3 years before then.

    It's a good call to be honest. The high res matte option should apply across the MacBook Pro range.

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