Apple pulled off a four times increase in pixel density on it’s smartphone displays with the iPhone 4 which they dubbed the “Retina Display.” Meanwhile the company’s current 13” MacBook Pro is shackled to a 1280×800 display with an approximate pixel density of 116 pixels per inch. The low resolution (especially vertically) can make reading web pages or working with large documents a hassle as it involves quite a bit of scrolling up and down. New rumors; however, suggest that the Cupertino based company may be looking to step up the display resolution in the next iteration of the MacBook lineup. Allegedly, Digitimes has heard from “sources in the upstream supply chain” that the displays will have as high as a 2880×1800 resolution (and an approximate 261.25 PPI). Pretty impressive for a 13” display!
The current MBP
Whether we will actually see new MacBook models release with such a display remains to be seen; however, it would certainly be a welcomed move as the computer display innovation market has been rather stagnant for the past few years, even going so far as to go backwards in ~24” monitors from 1200 vertical pixels to the now standard 1920×1080 resolution. Perhaps this move by Apple will entice other monitor manufacturers to step up their game and bring 4K gaming to the PC, eventually. Heck, while we are on the topic of monitor tech traveling laterally instead of forward, what ever happened to that curved display from Alienware? Personally, I’m rooting for Apple on this one as the monitor market could use a wake up call!
I was actually just looking
I was actually just looking into what happened to those Alienware monitors the other day. I’m still looking forward to seeing them.
at least their trying, ill
at least their trying, ill give em credit for that at least.
two words… resolution
two words… resolution independence
loool, it’s not like Apple is
loool, it’s not like Apple is making them, is Samsung and LG which provides for Apple so not a such a big deal. we will see all those displays in all devices from every brand that wanna use them.
I don’t care who brings this
I don’t care who brings this to market, whether it’s Apple or Dell or someone else. If someone can offer me a 15″ or 17″ display on a notebook with 2560×1600 or better resolution at a reasonable (read: <$3k) price I will buy it the day it comes out.