Digitimes: Apple may launch new MacBook Pro with 2880 by 1800 display resolution

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  1. cbn

    cbn Diamond Member

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    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111214PD204.html

    This is believable to me....only because I keep reading other posts relating to higher pixel density (although I wonder how soon it will really come).

    Anyone have an idea on why Apple is doing this? I think I remember reading this would help Apple eventually merge applications between Apple iphone and the laptop line.
     
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    Some more info:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...ip-retina-macbook-pros-starting-next-year.ars

    Microsoft may also go with "Retina Style" Displays:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/13/microsoft-also-preparing-for-desktoplaptop-retina-displays/

     
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    Interesting. I had 1920x1200 on my 17" and it took time for my eyes to adjust. I think this resolution would destroy my eyeballs. However, I'm all for it.
     
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    Why go with 2880x1800? Isn't that kinda oddball? Why not go with a standard like WQHD or the WQXGA standard? Keep a standard aspect ratio.
     
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    ios and os x are like bastard in bred cousins. probably to make sharing of code easier between the platforms. especially with the mac app store having similar apps as iOS
     
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    That is crazy. I think the text running @ 1920 x 1080 on my 15.6" laptop is already too small.
     
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    It's 1440x900 doubled in both directions. This way they can use the same general software algorithms they used with the iPhone 4 display.
     
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    It is 2x 1440x900 in each direction, so it keeps the 16:10 aspect.
     
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    Excellent news. I have been using WUXGA/1080p on 15 inch laptops for 5 years now. The sharpness is something i can't go without. I am a DPI whore.

    But not enough to consider buying a mac. I just hope apple don't have any filthily broad patents for a high res display and they start to act like they invented the concept.