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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Any 17" MBP owners have changed for 15" MBP?

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I am looking to get a new laptop and I would like to know if owners of the 17" Unibody model are really happy or any of you would have changed for the 15"MBP?

I like the resolution of the 17" very much but not sure if will be a bit heavy/ bif when move around.

I will use it for Office/ Mail / Web and some Digital Photo work, no video at all.

I have a Acer Laptop and Pc desktop, also looking to switch to Mac slowly untill get used to it.



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If I were to use my notebook for business, I would definitely buy the 17 inch MBP.

If you are going to be at an office using your notebook, than I would opt for the 17 inch.

If you are planning on using this MBP for casual use (at home), then I would go with the 13 - 15 inch. At home, I use my 13" MBP on my lap a lot and the 15 inch and 17 inch feel very awkward, to me, while having them on my lap.

Seriously though, if you want a 17 MBP and that is what you have your mind set on. Go to the Apple store, try it out and if you like it better than the other notebooks then you should buy it.
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I have a 15" MBP and I am fine with the size of it. When I am working with Logic I hook up my 32" LCD monitor to it for better viewing.

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I alos looked at the 17" but felt it was just a bit too big so I ordered the 15" and am very pleased with it. The 17" sort of over powers me when siting with the computer on my lap - just a bit too big in my opinion...
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