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Errm the 13" has an optical drive.

Jeez, at least do the minimum amount of research before posting "News"

http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/...uct=MD313B%2FA
i see your link, yet i see no ODD...make sure you post the right link before yelling at other's "lack of research"
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I think they both suck because neither offers a matte display option.

I so intimately hate glossy screens, especially for laptops. Please oh please, will they go the wayside already?
    
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i see your link, yet i see no ODD...make sure you post the right link before yelling at other's "lack of research"
Here is a better link...

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...ly/macbook_pro

Go to Tech Specs.
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From Anandtech:

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The Screen: A Crying Shame

We’ve seen so many blasé laptop displays over the years that it’s hardly noteworthy anymore, but with the XPS 15 and XPS 15z offering good quality 1080p panels, not to mention the Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x (the M11x being notably absent), we were hoping for a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, like the defunct XPS 14 L401x, the XPS 14z is packing a decidedly mediocre LCD panel—and there’s no current option for an upgraded panel.

The panel in the 14z ranks in the bottom third for brightness and the bottom 20% for contrast. Not surprisingly, color gamut is also very low, at just 38% of AdobeRGB—that’s the fourth lowest gamut we’ve measured in nearly two years. Given those results, the color accuracy is almost meaningless, though it also rates in the bottom third.
Laptop LCD quality has been going way down over the years, especially in terms of resolution.

Back in 2007 you could get a 14 inch Thinkpad T60 with the a 1400x1050 Flexview IPS panel. Later on, with the switch to 16:10, you could still get a 1440x900 screen, which isn't bad in a 14 inch form factor.

But these days...it seems like every laptop 15.6" and under is using a crappy 1366x768 panel. Seriously, how do people even multitask on something with such low vertical res?
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/25/11 at 9:18am
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I think they both suck because neither offers a matte display option.

I so intimately hate glossy screens, especially for laptops. Please oh please, will they go the wayside already?
The 15" has a matte screen.
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But can it play crysis?
Yes.
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Here is a better link...

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...ly/macbook_pro

Go to Tech Specs.
weird, went to tech specs, it isn't listed below with the rest of the options...i figured it would be, you could have the ability to select between drives...i did finally see it on the side panel of the browser though. okay, so the article was wrong...meh, such is life
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But these days...it seems like every laptop 15.6" and under is using a crappy 13666x768 panel. Seriously, how do people even multitask on something with such low vertical res?
you'd be amazed...my wife loves her T61 from like 4+ years ago, rocking an even worse resolution than that, and it doesn't bother her...she prefers her laptop over my 22inch dual-monitors @ 1920x1080. dunno why, guess some people just don't like change, even if it's for their own good? lol
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From Anandtech:



Laptop LCD quality has been going way down over the years, especially in terms of resolution.

Back in 2007 you could get a 14 inch Thinkpad T60 with the a 1400x1050 Flexview IPS panel. Later on, with the switch to 16:10, you could still get a 1440x900 screen, which isn't bad in a 14 inch form factor.

But these days...it seems like every laptop 15.6" and under is using a crappy 1366x768 panel. Seriously, how do people even multitask on something with such low vertical res?
Use a PC?, External monitor. You cant do real work in a 14 inch laptop every day epically for older people 40+
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The 15" has a matte screen.
Have yet to verify this, but if true, hot damn, now you're talkin'!
    
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