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15" on planes?

1208 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2010 9:58 PM by Whitecity RSS
Trisha K Calculating status...
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Oct 31, 2010 5:07 PM
Have you used you 15" mbp on a plane? How was the experience?
I know 17" mbp barely fits on the trays. How have people found the 15" on planes?

The 13" would be good, but I don't consider it a true Pro computer.

Thanks

MacBook Pro 5, 1, late 2008 edition, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Oct 31, 2010 5:15 PM (in response to Trisha K)
    In first class, it's great. In Coach, as long as you're not a big person, it should be fine. I am very careful with the person in front of me, being prepared if they're pushing the seat back. I've seen some screens get caught.

    I carry a 17" onboard. It's a bit wide, but not really that bad. I always go for exit row seats, which have more room. Or upgrade to 1st!

    Again, you should be fine with 15".
    MacBook Pro i7, 17". iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB). Magic Trackpad., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here
  • NCMARK Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 31, 2010 5:15 PM (in response to Trisha K)
    Well then I guess you'll have to get a 15" since the 17" is to big and a 13" isn't a true Pro computer. Either that or you'll have to have a computer that's to big, or a computer that's not a "pro" computer or get a windows computer.
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Oct 31, 2010 5:22 PM (in response to Trisha K)
    In addition to OrangeMarlin's comments, be careful with drinks; yours and your neighbors. Be careful when the attendants come around with the service wagon. Other than that it's a pleasant experience.
     MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS
  • Whitecity Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2010 5:24 PM (in response to NCMARK)
    I'd be interested in your definition of 'true Pro'...
    15" PB, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Whitecity Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:58 PM (in response to Trisha K)
    I find the 15 to be too large to comfortably use in coach.
    If by 'pro' you mean 'heavy lift video apps', then I guess I agree, although it seriously depends on exactly what you're doing. The 13 is a very credible machine for most people.
    15" PB, Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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