To high-res or not to high-res?
November 17, 2010 5:17 AM Subscribe
I'm just about to buy a Macbook Pro 15-inch 2.53Ghz. I'v got some worries about whether or not to add the 'high-res' screen option. Two questions: (1) Will these 1680x1050 screens be the standard for 15-inch MBPs in future? (2) If you have one, what are your experiences/advice?
posted by freud to computers & internet (18 answers total)
I went and had a look at one in store, the screen felt a little big bigger but everything inside the screen looked quite small, especially dense text. Movies/photos looked sharper though. Is this just a case of getting used to it?
I noticed, that while I can adjust text size in Safari/Word, some basic elements remained small (?) CMIIW.
I'm upgrading from a 13' Macbook (white plastic one). I will be using my laptop mainly for word processing, internet and music production stuff. I casually use photoshop, but i'm not a professional photographer, just a hobby. My eyesight is average (wear glasses).
As it stands, the laptop is already pushing at my budget. Is the high-res option worth it? Am I future-proofing this significant purchase by taking the high-res option?