1920 same as 1680?

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

  1. lawrie1947 macrumors member

    May 13, 2010

    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)?

  2. silexh macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2010
    The Netherlands
    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


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    It's less, but as long as you don't have vision problems, it would be ok.
  4. sth macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    The old world
    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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