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    Dear All

    I would like to buy the 15" Macbook pro and i currently use the Aluminum Macbook 2,4ghz, i want to ask you guys is it a big diffrence? also i want to know which macbook should i buy? i use the macbook pro to watch movies and a normal use of a computer that any normal user will use is there a big diffrence between the i5 and the i7 processors? is it worth buying the i7?

    also 1 last question about the high resolutiion screen will it help me? or it's not worth it?

    thanks a lot

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    twombles_62's Avatar twombles_62 is offline Miles Davis

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    If you want to buy the 15" Macbook pro I'd recommend buying the 15" Macbook pro. Movies will look the same with either processor, and using a computer that any normal user will use will be normal with either processor. The high resolution screen most likely won't be very helpful to you. My screen doesn't help me at all. I ask it to make some coffee and it just sits there.

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    Difference between the i5 and i7 is give or take about 10%. Real world difference is subtle and with light use you probably wouldn't even notice it.

    I have the high resolution. Love it. Default font size appears smaller but the tradeoff is fitting much more content on the same screen real-estate. Only the 17" used to have this benefit, now it's been brought down to the more portable 15".

    I would do some shopping around to find a high resolution unit on demonstration. Give it a test, you'll know pretty quickly if you don't like it.

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    Get the best you can afford. I got the i7 just as Harvey Norman did it for $2500 I couldn't say no at that price
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    so should i buy the lowest macbook pro or should i go to higher ones? should i buy the high res. screen because i don't know where can i find the high res. on display and i want your advice guys

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    there are some good deals on the refurb store for the 15" i5 macbook pros at the moment


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    ok but which one should i buy and should i buy an upgrade for the screen i'm looking for new not refurbished

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    Have a look at this article. It shows the difference between the upgraded screen and the standard. The upgrade makes everything smaller but means you can fit more onto the screen at one time.

    Light use - that means internet, youtube, email, facebook etc - any 15" macbook will work perfectly with all the above.

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    I'd try go for the Hi-Res antiglare screen if you can. I compared mine (i7 Hi-res antiglare) with a friend's (i5 standard res) and it's a pretty significant difference. The standard resolution feels like a child's toy with the text looking massive compared to the high-res.

    If you're getting a 15" and planning to run an external monitor with it, I'd go the i7 as that model has a larger video RAM which is beneficial.

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    I originally purchased the 15" in standard resolution, then decided I wanted the hi-res anti-glare screen, but after just over six weeks I have decided to sell the anti-glare and I am going to purchase another standard resolution model. The hi-res screen is beautiful, but for me, I was getting too many headaches and my eyes seemed to always feel sore (if that makes sense).

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    Surely you can just run it at standard res and benefit from the anti-glare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    Surely you can just run it at standard res and benefit from the anti-glare?
    You cannot run the hi-res at 1440 x 900 - only 1440 x 852, and if you saw what it looked like, it is not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    Surely you can just run it at standard res and benefit from the anti-glare?
    That'd be like buying a Ferrari and only driving it 80km/h.

    Quote Originally Posted by luztra View Post
    You cannot run the hi-res at 1440 x 900 - only 1440 x 852, and if you saw what it looked like, it is not an option.
    Native res or the highway, I always say.

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