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Hey people. Today, after owning my 17" MacBook Pro for a few months, I went to the store to exchange it for a 15" one because the 17" is just too big and gets way too hot. So now I have a few questions I need answered:
1. I asked for a glossy screen. When I got home and opened the box, I discovered they had given me a matte screen instead. Should I keep this or go back and get a glossy screen? Let me know the benefits and consequences of each.
2. The MBP I got was the highest model, 2.8ghz. Will mine have poor battery life compared to a lower model, or does apple have some way of compensation? If it does have diff battery life, then by how much?
3. What will be faster; the highest Macbook Pro model or the lowest mbp model with an SSD replacing it's hdd?
4. Random question: I got my 32Gb iPhone 3gs close to when they came out and it's battery life is bad. Is this common or not?
I have to know the answers to these questions before tomorrow so help is much appreciated.
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I would keep the matte screen, because it has better resale value. It cost 50 bucks extra to have matte now.

The benefits are kind of obvious...no glare in direct lighting. >_>"

The battery is the same on all the MBPs now. Battery life is dependent on how it's being used. That's why they have the "*" after 7hr battery life.

SSD is going to be more or less the same on any of the MBPs.

I would say common on the phones battery depending on how it was treated.
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I prefer the glossy screen, it just makes colors look much nicer and gives everything a "smooth" feeling. It's entirely subjective though. The bottom line is, you asked for glossy and didn't get what you wanted, so by all means bring it back and exchange it.
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I have glossy on my MBP and really like it.. it's all about preference though I think colors look richer on Glossy but it does suck when you have glare... An SSD will make any of the Macbooks run faster and improve battery life. I ran one in my old macbook and it was pretty sick changed to a 7200 now because I needed more storage space and the SSDs are so expensive to get a lot of storage.
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I have glossy on my MBP and really like it.. it's all about preference though I think colors look richer on Glossy but it does suck when you have glare... An SSD will make any of the Macbooks run faster and improve battery life. I ran one in my old macbook and it was pretty sick changed to a 7200 now because I needed more storage space and the SSDs are so expensive to get a lot of storage.
That's why you should get a small SSD with the OS and programs installed on the SSD. While everything else should be on a external back up HDD.

For now at least. When the prices on SSD drop then we can have the luxury of big storage.
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