15" MacBook Pro with 1080p Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ope, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Ope macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Is the above possible? I have yet to see anything on the online store, it seems odd that in 2012 that a screen resolution of at least 1080p isn't standard.
  2. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    1080p is so yesterday. We are moving on to 1800p.

    You saw the news of the new MBP, right?
  3. Ope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    The retina laptops are over priced in my opinion and I can't upgrade anything so I'd much prefer the standard 15" at 1080, the screen resolution is the only thing holding me back to be honest ...
  4. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    That doesn't really solve the problem -- in practice, you can't use that at 1080p or 1200p, only at 900p or 1800p. (Yes, it can in theory scale to other resolutions, but non-integer scaling is blurry.)

    It would be nice to have something that could run a higher resolution that wasn't just pixel doubling of a lower resolution.

    Also, I expect 1080p will be around for a fairly long time; it's a good size for TV-type displays, and we still use those.
  5. Ope thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Well my main concern is that I currently have a Windows laptop at 1440, I would have much preferred an upgrade to 1920 as this would have given me far more real estate. Is 1680 (or whatever it is) any different on a Mac to Windows or rather are the resolutions different between OSs? I highly doubt it but I simply can not justify spending so much on the retina MacBook!
  6. jkane08 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    See, I don't think that they're overpriced. I think they get to be expensive, yes, but the $2199 (1999 if you're a student) isn't bad at all, compared to that priced one on the regular macbook pro. You're getting SSD, more RAM, and a great IPS display. Nice tradeoff. Can't wait for mine :D
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    MBPs are 16:10, therefore are not configured for 1080p which is a 16:9 TV standard. The Hi-Res 1680x1050 screen is about as high as most people would want on a 15" screen anyway. If you want 1080p+ in an MBP then I suggest you go find an end-of-line late-2011 17" MBP with the 1920x1200 screen.

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