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      12-29-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Macbook Pro: 15" vs 17"?

First things first, would you choose the 17" version over the 15" for $500 extra?

Secondly, I love the redesigned version, glossy screen and all. When do you think they'll release the redesigned 17" version? I know Macworld is in a few weeks, any chance it'll be then?
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      12-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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2" ? come on, i have both and you can barely tell the difference. just get one with the better specifications.

now go drive your Lamborghini !!!!
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You have a Lambo and you're on a public forum asking if you should spend another 500 bucks on a bigger screen? Bhaha
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      12-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #4
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You have a Lambo and you're on a public forum asking if you should spend another 500 bucks on a bigger screen? Bhaha
LOL I have a Vaio, and just downloaded Windows 7 Beta. As great as it may be, I have no intention of switching to Apple anytime soon. I'm writing an article for the school newspaper and chose the new Macbooks as my topic, hence this thread.
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2" ? come on, i have both and you can barely tell the difference. just get one with the better specifications.

now go drive your Lamborghini !!!!
Just got back from driving it

Actually trying to find a nice place to take pictures...no luck so far.
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      12-29-2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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Just got back from driving it

Actually trying to find a nice place to take pictures...no luck so far.
well hurry up about it.
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well hurry up about it.
lol you got it dude, I'll try and get it done by the end of the week
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Do any of you guys have the multi-touch trackpad? I played around with it at the apple store for a while, but if I'm writing about it, it'd be nice to have someones opinion who has actually used the trackpad for computing.
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Tough decision, but as an owner of a 17" MBP with the Hi-Res 1920x1200 screen it is tough to buy the unibody 15" MBP as I love the screen space the resolution gives me. If I was upgrading to a new MBP, I would wait until the 17" goes unibody.
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I have the 15" and love it, IMO the 17" is just a little to big if you carry it around everywhere
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Tough decision, but as an owner of a 17" MBP with the Hi-Res 1920x1200 screen it is tough to buy the unibody 15" MBP as I love the screen space the resolution gives me. If I was upgrading to a new MBP, I would wait until the 17" goes unibody.
Yupp, thats exactly my reasoning. I think I'll wait until January 9th (Macworld) to start working on this.

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I have the 15" and love it, IMO the 17" is just a little to big if you carry it around everywhere
Thanks...that is a great point since most of us are going off to college next year. I'll make sure to mention that!
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I have the 17 inch. If you're a gamer I would go for the 17 inch if not go for the 15 inch since it's slightly more portable.

I go to college locally so my laptop just stays at home 99% of the time.
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I have the 15" an like it for the size. I have a desktop for truely intensive computing.

Oh, and incase you didn't hear, Apple pulled out of MacWorld, they are no longer going to be there to release products. Jobs passed the keynotes for the upcoming one on to some other guy.
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I have the 15" an like it for the size. I have a desktop for truely intensive computing.

Oh, and incase you didn't hear, Apple pulled out of MacWorld, they are no longer going to be there to release products. Jobs passed the keynotes for the upcoming one on to some other guy.
Philip Schiller Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing
Apple? How is that just some guy? Phil has done may keynote speeches for Apple and this sure wont be any exception when it comes to product development. Although this will be the last MacWorld SFO.
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i got the 15" about a month ago. chose it over the 17" because it was a little more portable. its my first mac so still not totally won over by the mac OS after being a windows user for 15 years...
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i got the 15" about a month ago. chose it over the 17" because it was a little more portable. its my first mac so still not totally won over by the mac OS after being a windows user for 15 years...
I bought my 15" MBP a little over 2 years ago when my PC that was running Windows Vista RC2 suddenly crashed two days before my exam week for Pathology, Pharmacology, and Microbiology. I have never regretted my decision. I like how easy it is to use a Mac and be able to do whatever I need to without having to think about running Task Manager to kill background programs to free up resources.

I would take the new MBP 15" over the old 17" any day.
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I have the 17 inch. If you're a gamer I would go for the 17 inch if not go for the 15 inch since it's slightly more portable.

I go to college locally so my laptop just stays at home 99% of the time.
The 15" has a much better GPU at the moment. So for gaming, the 15" unibody macbook pros are the way to go for portable gaming. I'm dual booting vista for gaming and can run Left 4 Dead at native res, with everything on high except for AA and get a solid 40-50fps even when hordes of zombies are charging. Being able to own a portable mac and play all the games I want on it is a beautiful thing.
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i got the 15" about a month ago. chose it over the 17" because it was a little more portable. its my first mac so still not totally won over by the mac OS after being a windows user for 15 years...
It took me about 10 months before I started to love Mac OS and despise windows.
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I have a 17" Dell and wish I had gone with the 15".
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I have a 17" Dell and wish I had gone with the 15".
That's because Dells are bulky POS's. The MBP's are much easier to deal with.

Seriously, I carry my 17" MBP to class everyday and I don't regret it. It is only an inch wider and deeper then the 15" MBP and it isn't too much of more of a burden in my experience.
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Philip Schiller Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing
Apple? How is that just some guy? Phil has done may keynote speeches for Apple and this sure wont be any exception when it comes to product development. Although this will be the last MacWorld SFO.
It is not Jobs... it is some other guy. I could care less who he is, Jobs is known for doing it himself. It is a big deal that he isn't. They are not expected to release ANY new products, as you can probably read just about anywhere.
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