What is this from the Mountain Lion Video? Proof of Retina Macs?

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    This screen shot comes from Apple's tour of ML. What is the monitor with resolution 1920*1200? No MacBook Air has that resolution.

    Is Apple making Airplay monitors, or is this a leak of a retina macbook? Something more simple that I overlooked?

    Screen Shot 2012-02-16 at 4.27.06 PM.png
     
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    Its a resolution available for iMacs
     
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    And the 17" MBP, but this was a MacBook Air.
     
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    But not a resolution the ATV can output, nor the resolution of the 11" MacBook Air pictured in the video.
     
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    Exactly my point, unless its something we're overlooking, this could be the first real evidence of a retina MacBook.
     
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    Huh, I dont know.

    Never hooked up an external monitor
     
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    Easy explanation, they did the demo in a 17 MBP but "pasted" it into a dummy MacBook air in postproduction
     
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    Is it not that there is an external monitor plugged in?
     
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    There isn't. At least not in the video. And that model number isn't for any external monitor.
     
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    I'd reckon its just because there's an external device plugged in

    A) display mirroring is on (otherwise there wouldnt be a turn display mirroring off option active)

    and..

    B) Folsom Research Inc had/have a device with model number IP2003, (google fri_ip2003)
     
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    I'd google it, it doesn't appear to be related to airplay at all. AirPlay is the display mirror. That's why they were advertising the intelligent scaling.
     
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    I'm pretty sure from looking at it that it relates to an external display that is physically connected.
     
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    Air Play Mirroring is one method of mirroring not the only one

    the first entry in that menu is the one for AirPlay Mirroring
    and it has off ticked under it

    next entry is the options for the fri_ip2003
    it has its 1600x1000 mode selected

    last section is offering the option to turn display mirroring off (hence it must currently be on)

    So to me looks like they've just got the MBA hooked to an FRI unit to screengrab content from it for use in the promotional material
     
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    I see where you're coming from ... if it had been "pasted" from a larger notebook, then why are all the UI elements the correct size?

    If it had been a 1920x1200 or whatever, everything would have been tiny on the screen, particularly the menu bar.

    Just sayin'
     
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    Isn't it just the resolution choices for the TV that's connected to the AppleTV (for Airplay)?
     
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    That would be an odd TV, and if you notice, the new resolutions are listed under a line to separate it from the AirPlayed TV.
     
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    Here it is on a video with a current 15" MacBook Pro with resolution 1680 x 1050.
    Screen Shot 2012-02-16 at 10.24.40 PM.png

    This proves that there is a MacBook Air with 1920*1200 Resolution, or this was done from a 17" Macbook pro and edited in post.

    Thoughts?
     
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    On another front, it could be evidence of the highly rumored Macbook Air-esque Macbook Pro.
     
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    Are you guys this simple?
    It has a Apple TV hooked to an imac! Imac screen is 1920x1200 !
    Are you guys blind, even the video shows clearly that the screen is an imac computer! :rolleyes:
     
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    A 1920x1200 retina Air would have the same real state as a 960x600 screen . Not happening
     
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    Wouldn't be the first time movies have been edited to look better.. As in, copying the screen from one machine onto a more beautiful machine, such as the Air.
     
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    Explain. Is this a problem with resolution independence? Does anyone else believe this?
     
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    I find myself explaining this over and over :(

    Retina display means in Apple terms "We give you the same screen physical size but with 4x the resolution"

    Thats pixel x2 both horizontal and vertical, so a 1440x900 Air would be a 2880x1800 Retina Air.

    It's the same with the iPhone, the 3GS had 320x480, we double that and we get the iPhone Retina at 640x960

    Some pictures non retina VS retina :

    [​IMG]


    Since the screen real state is the same everything has the same size onscreen but we get a lot more detail:

    [​IMG]


    The same is going to happen (supposedly) to the new Macs, in what is called a HiDPI mode, maybe this HDPi mode could be disabled and instead of having extra detail in what we see, we will have a ultra high resolution were things will look tiny, but I don't think so...
     

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