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


    Jan 13, 2008
    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

    Dec 23, 2008
    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


    Jan 13, 2008
    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

    Oct 13, 2007
    you could hook it up to a 1080p hdtv. That's 1920x1080
  5. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Do you mean you want a monitor and a laptop with the same pixels per inch ratio?
  6. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    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

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    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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