17in mbp screen too high pixel per inch? is there a screen with the same ppi

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benlangdon, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    ok so the new 17 in mbp has a screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution
    that comes out to 133.19 pixels per inch.

    that is a really really high number
    so i was thinking, if someone got a second monitor to use next to it, and wanted it at the same resolution as the laptop, would it even be possible?

    ive looked around a little bit, and at
    2560 x 1600 (which is most 30in screens) you would have to get a 23in monitor that would be 131 pixels per inch.

    im just wondering because, when i got a second monitor for my 15in mbp it was my main goal to get something with a similar resolution so when i work side by side things will be the same size. it took me a while to find a screen that matched the 15in mbp pixels per inch at 113 and the closest i could find was a 1680 x 1050 at 19in with a pixel per inch of 104.
     
  2. nicfargo macrumors member

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    Are you saying you want a 17'' with the same resolution, or just any sized monitor with the same resolution? A lot of 19'' sizes on up will do 1920x1200. Not sure what you're asking exactly
     
  3. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    ya pretty much if there are screens that are 133 or similar pixels per inch.

    they make 1920 x 1200 19in monitors?
     
  4. sal macrumors 6502

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    you could hook it up to a 1080p hdtv. That's 1920x1080
     
  5. Jiten macrumors 6502a

    Jiten

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    Do you mean you want a monitor and a laptop with the same pixels per inch ratio?
     
  6. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    well technically yes.
    but the 17in mbp has such a high ppi i was wondering if they even have monitors with the same ppi.


    o and i changed the name of this thread, for the 3rd time.
     
  7. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    your prob not going to find anything close considering the highest 22" resolution on the market is 1080p (1920X1080). I wouldn't worry too much about it though extra screen space is screen space:D
     

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