1440x900 res

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Derekhk, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Derekhk macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Is there a difference when viewing 1440x900 res on the regular display macbook pro compared to the hi-res display? Will 1440x900 be crisper on the regular display because it is its native res?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, as with the high-res display's native resolution of 1680 x 1050 the 1440 x 900 will be blown up.

    So 1440 x 900 pixel will be displayed by 1680 x 1050 pixel. And that does not look crisp.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The hi-res display is a different panel with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Both are using the native resolution. I don't understand your question?

    On the hi-res things will appear slightly smaller as they take up the same size in pixels, but there are more pixels per inch. You get more screen real estate in the same form factor as the other screen.
  4. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
  5. admiraldennis macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    Boston, MA
    He's talking about runnig the 1680x1050 screen at 1440x900.

    It looks absolutely terrible for text & and the general UI
  6. Kiddo86 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2008
    You should really find a way to get a look in person at the different display options. I've been using my 1920x1200 17" i7 for two days now and looking back at my 1440x900 native 15" MBP looks like a made-for-kids computer or something. Everything in 1440x900 is so blown up that I feel like I have no room to work in that resolution now comparatively. Of course, if you have bad vision then thats a different discussion... but if I was buying a 15" right now, I wouldn't even consider a 1440x900.
  7. choco macrumors member


    Mar 19, 2010
    you have made me so glad that i ordered the high-res online. i was getting worried there for a bit :p
  8. BlindGoldfish macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010
    Wouldn't DVD's played on the screen look pixelated/blurry?
  9. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    DVDs can either be played in a native res window of 720 x 480, or scaled up. But since there isn't text involved (for the most part) the video should look OK, depending on the quality of the scalar (how it does interpolation, etc).
  10. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Does it on an HD telly?

    To answer: No, it does not, as the algorithms are "intelligent" enough to properly display (scaling and interpolation) the smaller video image.

    Also a video has moving images, so pixelation is not really visible, unless the encoding is bad like hell.
  11. gooter80 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm currently using a 13.1" at 1600x900 and its pretty small (totally off topic i know)

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