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What would be best for me, I'm going to use MBP for design.


yeah i know ther are tones of post regarding the display.

Ordering it tonight!
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Haha, I'm just too lazy to read the other posts. Guess i have to do it now

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ok I have a another question, Im having trouble deciding between the 15" and 17", Bigger screen means bigger space. and that is always good for using designs programs. its only an extra $400. is it worth it

Anyone else got an opinion on this. thats Uses their MBP for Design?
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Depends if you want LED screen or not. I'm getting just under 5 hours charge on mine (15") on full brightness and playing music most of that time.
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I had my heart set on the 17" for a LONG time and up until yesterday thats what I thought i was going to buy. Until I talked to a few people that have MBPs. I was told that the 17" is just way too big, it loses a lot of portability, my friend said that if you are thinking about taking it on a plane... the 17" will not fit on the seat back, also that when using it on your lap its just hard because it is so large. Also not as many companies make cases and sleeves for the 17", of course you can find them but its not as easy, and you don't get as much selection.

Also on a technical side... remember the 15" screens are LED backlit therefore increasing battery life and they are more environmentally friendly.

On the other hand, the 17" are not LED backlit but they have an option to get an HD screen.

Really I would say go to your local Apple store and look at them both and see what you prefer.

I know that after talking to my friends I will be getting the 15" not the 17" as I had originally planned.
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ok I have a another question, Im having trouble deciding between the 15" and 17", Bigger screen means bigger space. and that is always good for using designs programs. its only an extra $400. is it worth it

Anyone else got an opinion on this. thats Uses their MBP for Design?
Why not consider getting a 15" and spending the $400 difference on a monitor?
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Getting the 15", thought they both had LED.
and the $400 can go towards my Nintendo wii, haha

going to wait for the Austrailian back to school offer, If there is going to be one, holidays are in 2 weeks so might be then.
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I picked up the matte. I like being able to look at my screen from any angle and lighting and still see it.
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Yeah just got home from the shops, looked at the matte and 17". 17" is way to big. and dont like the glossy. gonna go for matte
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good idea... Yea its kinda funny the whole time I have been planning to buy a Mac I have been eyeing the 17" glossy, but I went to the store and changed my mind to get the 15" matte. kinda funny how things work. But I figure with the money I save I can put it towards a Cinema display if I really want one. The only other thing I will be missing out on is one USB port haha but thats why they make hubs.
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But I figure with the money I save I can put it towards a Cinema display if I really want one.
You want one, believe me. I got a 30" Cinema display a few weeks back and I'm in love. Absolutely gorgeous monitor and having that much screen real estate almost feels sinful.
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haha yes, I will most likely buy one after I build up my savings again. I'm heading over to my apple store around 5:00 P.M. today to pick up my MBP. I couldn't even sleep last night haha.
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