A MacBook Pro's Display Size

by Andy Josiah

Making its debut in 2006, the MacBook Pro is the top-of-the-line laptop from the technology company Apple Inc.'s lineup of Macintosh computers. At the time of publication, the computer offers three display sizes, which are identified according to diagonal measurements of their light-emitted diode backlit widescreens. Also, the display size corresponds with the laptop's overall physical dimensions and display quality.

13-inch

The 13-inch model -- the laptop with a diagonal screen measurement of 13.3 inches -- is the smallest MacBook Pro laptop available from Apple. It has a height of 0.95 inches when closed, width of 12.78 inches and depth of 8.94 inches. The weight is listed at 4.5 lbs.

15-inch

The 15-inch laptop is placed in the middle of the MacBook Pro's three screen sizes, with a diagonal measurement of 15.4 inches. Although it has the same height as the 13-inch, the 15-inch surpasses it in width due to a measurement of 14.35 inches, as well as depth with 9.82 inches. It also weighs more at 5.6 lbs.

17-inch

The largest MacBook Pro has a 17-inch diagonal measurement of its screen display. Also, it has a height of 0.98 inches, width of 15.47 inches and depth of 10.51 inches. Its weight is listed at 6.6 lbs., also making it the heaviest MacBook Pro laptop.

Display Quality

The difference in display size of the MacBook Pro also denotes the difference in display quality. The 13-inch laptop has a native resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. The 15-inch MacBook Pro surpasses the display quality of the 13-inch with a native resolution of 1,440 by 900 pixels. The 17-inch laptop, however, has the best display quality, with a 1,920-by-1,200-pixel resolution. None of the MacBook Pro display sizes offer high-definition resolution.

About the Author

Andy Josiah started writing professionally in 2006. He has worked for companies such as CarsDirect and Rainking. Josiah holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Maryland and a Master of Professional Studies in journalism from Georgetown University.