My first Macbook Pro (High-Res screen?)

April 27, 2010 at 10:35:23
Specs: Mac , Intel Core i7
I will soon buy a Macbook Pro 15" with a core i7. I am somewhat in doubt whether I should buy a High-resolution screen or just normal? I would highly prefer the glossy screen though, I dont really want the matte/anti-glare one . So do you think that the high-res glossy screen on the 15-inch MacBook Pro is worth the money, if it increases the performance or just the experience or whatever you would call it and whether it is better than just a normal glossy screen?

I realize that the text becomes a little smaller with the high-res screen but I dont have such bad eyes ;), I need the computer for gaming, using Bootcamp ofcourse, also edit some video's on iMovie, some Photoshop, watch movies / video's on, study, etc.

Thank a lot in advance!

- Adio


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#1
May 12, 2010 at 13:24:22
My opinion:
The high resolution option is 1680 x 1050 over the 1440 x 900 option. This is
something better for productivity as you will have more space for menus and
also for the image you are working in Photoshop or iMovie, but even on
internet and for the general use. Believe me, when you get use to a higher
resolution you don't want to go back or lower. Also this is a 15 inch screen
but again you say you have a good vision.

On the gaming side the higher the resolution the lower the performance for
gaming and maybe not that much, but consider you will have the same
graphic card to fill more pixels on the screen. For gaming and movies you
wont notice that much the difference in the quality between these 2
resolutions so it is more about performance.

If you have other machine, a desktop perhaps with a big monitor, it may ease
your decision as you wont depend on one machine. But if this is going to be
the only one you need to consider if you are going to spend more time gaming
or having fun or working on it.

I will go with the higher res just for productivity apps.


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#2
July 29, 2010 at 10:44:21
I just purchased a MacBook PRO 15 i7 mid 2010, with the HR glossy screen. Buy the extra HR. You can not upgrade from the previous model, but you can downgrade from the HR setting. The previous person should have thought of this. When spending this much money, it makes no sense for Apple to have given the lessor option.

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