1920 same as 1680?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lawrie1947, May 13, 2010.

  1. lawrie1947 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I went to the macshop to check out the hi res 15" after reading as much as I could about glare & text size.

    (It's a bit like looking at medical textbooks because the more you look round the forums the more problems you find! I have just read about a yellow tint on the 15" high res:D )

    They did not have one in but they did have the 17" high res in.

    I know the 17" high res has a slighly higher dpi but does the text size look the same as the 15" high res (more or less)?

    Thanks
     
  2. silexh macrumors member

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    Yup - quite similar

    I haven't seen them both (hi-res and 17"), but from what I gather the PPI (pixels per inch) are almost the same (17" a bit higher - as you mentioned).
    This means that per inch the same number of pixels will be shown. Making text-size identical.

    Edit: oh, and by the way - this is a forum where people come for problems, so you can find anything here... Don't go completely paranoia...
     
  3. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    It's less, but as long as you don't have vision problems, it would be ok.
     
  4. sth macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK it's 129ppi vs. 132ppi, so not much of a difference.
    In comparison: The 1440x900 screen in the 15" is around 110ppi.

    If your eyesight is okay, the high resolution is an absolute joy to use. I highly recommend it.
    I know a few people with glasses/contact lenses using 1680x1050@15" without problems.
     

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