Tuesday, May 15, 2012
So, CNN has this article on how the new 15" MacBook will have a "retina display".
Doing some back-of-the-envelope calculation, using typical viewing distances, and based on the iPhone 4 and specs for the upcoming iPad 3, I'd guess this would put the display somewhere in the realm of 2048x1152.
That's nice and all, but there are plenty of 15" laptops out there with 1920x1080 - and have been for years. And while it's just a bit less than the figure above, it has the advantage of being the native resolution of HDTV and Blu-Ray video streams, which means that TV and movies will look better (no scaling or blurring or letterbox borders) than on an odd resolution "retina display".
I just wish Apple didn't try to pull these gimmicks to make their products seem better than they really are. For heaven's sake, my phone has a higher resolution than my wife's iPhone 4S, and it's exactly 720p to boot, which means it's perfect for watching HD movies and sports. "Retina display" my big ol' butt...
Posted by Dave at 1:57 PM | Tags: tech
But the styling of my iPhone looks prettier....and that's what really matters!
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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