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

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  1. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
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  3. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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