MBP Crew** What size screen did you get?

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  1. Swak

    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    I am planning on getting a 17", but now deciding if I really need 17" or the portability of a smaller screen may be worthy of getting a smaller size.

    Main uses would be Serato Scratch + Website Design + Photoshop Print Design.
     
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    im getting a 15, i think a 17 would be overkill
     
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    I agree I have seen both side by side and I am going with the 15" MBP,I find that the 17" MBP is overkill and unless your a student and this will be your only computer then the 15" has enought screen for you to work and if you need extra you can always hook up another monitor. but the 17" is way to big to be hauling around on a daily basis.
     
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    17 is a big ass laptop to haul around.
     
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  6. Swak

    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    So the 15" would suffice for most design work and average day use?

    Also what about the glossy and non glossy shit?
     
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    15 but i have a 20" ws secondary dell screen as well
     
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    i think 13" widescreen on the macbook is perfect... big enough to do stuff on and still small enough to carry around

    imo, the 15 is a bit much to lug around, but the 12 is a bit small to work on
     
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    :werd: I love my MacBook. So far I've had two people ask me if it's 17 inches because they're used to seeing a regular 4:3 screen :mamoru:
     
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    I had a 17" Powerbook for about 3 years and about 2 weeks ago I picked myself up a 15" MBP. I enjoyed both of them but I like the compatibility of the 15" vs 17" I could never use anything smaller though, especially after having a 17" screen. I also got the glossy screen, which I enjoy much more, the new MBP glossy and non glossy have a much brighter screen but I like the glossy screen
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    I have the MacBook, MBP 15", and MBP 17" at work. For tossing in the backpack, definitely the MacBook. But if I actually want to sit for a while and work on stuff, the 15". I feel that the 17" is just too big, and it's not because it's heavy, it's just so wide! Toting it around I feel it's fragile, the 15" doesn't give me that feeling.
     
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    For the past few months I've been telling myself that the 15" is better for me than the 17". But now I'm not so sure. I mean yeah, the 17" is freakin' huge and its almost 7 lbs...but it also offers a faster burner (8x dual-layer), an extra USB port, FW800, an extra hour of battery life, and a 120GB.

    When I was looking at the 2.16GHz MBP 15", I was gonna spend another $90 to upgrade the HD to 120GB anyways. If I just put in an extra $210 on top of that, I get a whole lot more in the 17".

    But that's me. I won't be lugging it around on the daily basis; I only need it to be portable enough to bring to my parents house once in a while.
     
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    15 is nice, but I'm on al Albook G4
     
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    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    So it looks like no one really bought a 17" and i should probably buy just a 15" seeing i want a laptop for portability, but still the option to work on design projects or other type things that having a larger screen will benefit.
     
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    External monitor ftw.
     
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    For design work, you'll be wishing you had a 17. Unless of course you have a 30" cinematic display at home, and you only use the MBP for this occasionally.
    If this is your primary computer... a 15" screen is tiny. Get a 17". I have one, and a 15" would drive me mad.

    www.crumpler.com.au has a million bags that will hold it.
     
  18. Swak

    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    Well here is the deal I have a Quad G5 PPC with a 24" Dell, for now. I plan on buying a MacPro in a while once I get some more things flowing. But I want to buy a MBP to have something to move files and take them to work and be able to work on Coding/Design. The biggest issue for me is that I plan on taking this wherever I go, pretty much everyday to work, and on trips. Plus I plan on using this as a laptop to double up for my DJing equipment. So I want something that I can just carry in my hand and don't need to break it down and set it up a workstation everywhere but still have something stronger than basically email and simple shit.
     
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    I carry my MBP 17 everywhere I go in my Crumpler bag.
     
  20. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I have a 17". I do a lot of video editing sos I need/wanted to have the biggest screen available, except the screen is just barely not big enough and it's also not very portable so it's like the worst of both worlds. They might as well come out with a 20" with 1900x1200 resolution and with the bigger size they could maybe add a second hard drive and more ram, now that would be one mean ass computer.

    And I rock this bag. It's hoard.

    http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=439
     
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    I don't get how its not portable. Its not much heavier than a 15. If you have a good bag, it fits in there. So once its in the bag... who gives a shit what size it is? The key is to get ONE bag for all your shit. Don't get a seperate notebook bag. Huge mistake. Get a messenger bag, or a backpack, that have sleeves built in, or get an additional sleeve. Notebook bags are fuckin stupid and make you look like a tool.

    For me, a 15 would piss me off all day long, because it would be 2 inches of screen space I don't have. And why? Because I'm a numshit that bought a 15.
     
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    i have a 15" MBP, i use it for serato and can take it anywhere with me.
     
  23. Swak

    Swak Artificially known as ObsoleteAsian

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    It seems the 15" and 17" can have the same specs only difference is the screensize?
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    the high end 15 and 17 i believe are identical with the exception of CPU speed, but i understand its minimal.
     
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    The 17" has a few things that the highend MBP 15" doesn't:

    1. one extra USB port than the highend 15"
    2. a FW800 port
    3. an 8x SuperDrive Dual-Layer vs. 4x SuperDrive
     

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