Originally Posted by juanm105
"An 11" screen is so last century.
Where's a 17" model?
Some of us like a laptop with a bigger screen and it isn't like we can just go buy one from another manufacturer if we want to run OSX."
Check screen resolutions not just the diagonal measurements.
The 15-inch MacBook is more than adequate and does a great job as a replacement to a 17-inch MacBook. My son and architect has the last model 17-inch but even a MacBook at 17-inch is huge and is not something you just pick up and take with you.
11-inch is not last century, again check the displays and resolution at which they operate. compare with an FULL SIZE iPad with its 9.7 inch screen, 11-inch is huge and a great portable size.
different opinions - that's what makes horse races.
I don't run my existing 17" along with its 30" monitor at their maximum resolution now because I find everything is too small.
I'm a freelance print and web designer. A lot of meetings with clients are at public places that have wifi, like coffee shops and restaurants. Actually one of my bigger clients is a restaurant.
As it is now I often have to decrease the resolution even more than when I working so that everyone seated at the table can easily view stuff. Most of my clients are in their fifties with less than great eyesight.
Being a designer I know a lot of other designers and everyone is using a 17" Mac or Windows laptop. It's the perfect size for table top presentations. Big enough that a small group can view the screen.
I own a 15" Macbook Pro, older model. Trying to sit down with a client and go over a publication two page spreads ends up involving a whole lot of zooming and scrolling.
I really hate the thought of having to buy a 17" windows laptop for meeting with clients (this would bring up a bunch of other issues) but at some point it will come down to that or trying to lug around an external display to hook to a 15" Macbook.
I've also looked into making a Hacintosh laptop but from what I've read there are a lot of issues.
Personally I think the price of the Apple 17" Macbook Pro was more of an issue with its sales than its size.