I have a 15" Unibody and I'll likely be getting a 17" in the next few weeks. I'll probably go for 2.93 processor, 4 gigs, and 7200 rpm drive.
nutsnbolts wrote in post #7329179
I consider myself computer literate. In other words, I know I can choose 4 gigs now which would suffice and if the price ever goes down, I would then hop on upgrading to 8gigs.
The SSD drive is definitely very enticing! I don't know though if it's worth it ...but I'm willing to bet it is. SSD drives are just starting to show up but would like to get opinions from people too who actually bought it and had experience with it.
I'm also very tempted by the Apple SSD but I know that in a few months, many more models will be released and some of them will be 512GB. I'm wagering you'll be able to get 512GB in a few months for the same price as Apple's 256GB. So I'm going to wait that out. I was all set on the SSD upgrade but I've decided to wait since 256GB is too limiting if you have a large RAW catalog on the drive.
klbowden wrote in post #7367039
hmmm...I have been researching Macs for a bit (can't wait to actually have my hands on one) and I thought (I guess I was wrong) that the glossy screen would be more accurate with color....Obviously I know you need calibration to ensure this but, as I see differing opinions on this, which is it? Is there a link anyone can send me to?
Also, very torn between the 15 and 17" - 17 sounds dreamy - and 90%+ of my PPing will be done in my house - but is 17 really that much of a "behemoth"? I'd appreciate any opinions or experiences...anyone REGRET the 17" and wish they had not opted for it?
Both screens are exactly the same as far as accuracy and gamut. The Glossy simply has a glass panel in front instead of matte. The blacks look darker, deeper, and colours are more saturated. That isn't to say it is not accurate but really it is still a laptop TN panel, no matter how good, so it is not the best thing for photo editing. Since the new models with matte screens are just now being delivered for the first time I don't believe there is any good link comparing them yet.
The physical size of the 17" isn't that much different but you should see them both in store since the laptop being "too big" is such a personal measure. I want it for the screen real estate most importantly. I will probably get glossy again. The reflections are easily tilted away and the screen looks great.