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I'm entering college next year, and I'm posed with the decision between the macbook or a 17 inch imac computer. Now I know most college students buy laptops, but I have to say, the larger screen is rather appealing to me.

My question is, do any of you macbook owners out there get tired of the smaller screen?

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It really isnt that small of a screen. I think it actually hits a sweet spot between portability and the ability to watch movies and whatnot.
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I'm used to big-honking CRT's (or LCD's) 20" or bigger, with resolution cranked up to 1600x1200 or higher if they'll go up

For some reason, I love the size of the 13.3" 1280x800 Macbook screen, and rarely run a spanned external monitor even though I have one, and a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter.

The screens on the Pros are really nice, but not nice enough to justify carrying a notebook of that size.

Then again, I had a Toshiba Libretto, so I'm partial to small form notebooks.
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the macbook is perfect. I use it in school all the time and i think it is great. Screen is perfect size.
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ruv my macbook, screensize is great, plus its even better when watching a widescreen dvd.
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I'm used to a 14" and was worried the 13 would be pushing it. I got used to it quick. I'll notice the difference for a minute going between my 2 laptops (14" HP and the 13.3" Mac) but nothing major.
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