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proud owner of new MBP 17"

1329 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2009 2:22 AM by Aunty June RSS
Dr Sly Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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Jun 13, 2009 12:16 AM
a few hours later, so far so good. nice screen. hope it will not disappoint!

my previous MB unibody had horrible contrast, washed off colors, and bad viewing angles (aka cheap arse manufacturing product...)

cross me fingers!
 MacBook Pro 17" 2.8 GHz June 2009 - 4GB RAM  iPhone 3G  LED ACD , Mac OS X (10.5.7), Parallels Desktop with Windows 7 (RC1) - 64 & Ubuntu 9.04 - 64
  • Doru54 Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2009 6:37 PM (in response to Dr Sly)
    Congratulations!

    Please let us know how everything goes!
    Thanks!
  • AppleZilla Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Jun 13, 2009 8:43 PM (in response to Dr Sly)
    Antiglare or not?
    16GB White iPhone 3G - 2.33 GHz 17" MacBook Pro 3GB RAM 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Aunty June Calculating status...
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    Jun 15, 2009 3:53 PM (in response to Dr Sly)
    i also have a 15" 2008 UMBP and now just bought the new June 17" 2.8g and it's awesome. I actually have no problems with it, it's perfect. My 15" has the pulsing/strobing screen at low brightness but the new 17" is perfect, no pixel issues, no flickering, blinking, strobing. The only minor negative thing I can say is the 500gig HD 5400rpm is noticeably louder than the 15" 320gig. Other than that it's perfect, love the 1920x1200 res.

    And it's SATA @ 3.0G unlike a lot of people who got the 1.5G SATA.
    MacBook Pro 5,2 17" 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Doru54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 6:41 PM (in response to Aunty June)
    Great news! Please, keep them coming! Thanks!
  • ollilay Calculating status...
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    Jun 19, 2009 9:28 PM (in response to Aunty June)
    Have you noticed that the brightness on your 15 inch is higher than the 17 inch? I have both as well and i am disappointed with the highest level of brightness on the 17
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  • Furi0us.Bee Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Jun 19, 2009 9:41 PM (in response to ollilay)
    The 15" brightness is blinding at full. Indoors, I'm finding I'm using like the 5th or 6th brightness setting. I've not used it outside yet, so I can't say how good it looks in natural light, but indoors, this screen has the best output of any screen I've ever used.

    I thought about the 17" quickly, but the 1980 resolution put me off. That's just too small for me. I have a 17" @ 1680 x 1050, and that is great. Too bad Apple didn't keep that for the 17" or maybe have something in between.

    I use my 15" as my primary computer, so I'll probably get an Apple 24" Display and wireless keyboard to go with my Mighty Mouse and I'll be all set.

    Bryan

    Bryan
    MacBook Pro 15" (2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)  4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7),  GETMACPLATE.ORG
  • N.Cauldwell Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2009 12:03 AM (in response to Furi0us.Bee)
    I'm in the 15 or 17 dilema too, and originally decided on the 17 after having the most fun on it in-store (and potentially ignoring how big it is). But after two years on a 15, I'm having second thoughts; the 15 is a perfect form factor, it just needs a 1680x1050 resolution. On the 15, 1650x1080 works out at a slightly lower ppi than the 1920x1200 at 133ppi on the 17, so it should be just right for me.
    MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz
  • Steve Lessard Jr Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 12:08 AM (in response to Dr Sly)
    I ordered mine on the 9th. It was a CTO so I expected a delay. Fedex Says it might be here monday. Apple said it should have been here on the 18th, then when I called today they ASSURED me it would arrive today. This has definitely been my worst purchase experience. Its one thing if there are delays But I took a whole day to wait around to make sure I wouldn't miss the shipment, made at least 6-7 calls....Not happy when you don't know where 3000 of your hard earned money went.
    2 MacBook Pros,1 iMac 20", Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Aunty June Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 2:22 AM (in response to ollilay)
    yes, the 15" is a bit brighter but I never use full brightness and overall am happier with the build quality of the 17".
    MacBook Pro 5,2 17" 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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