2048 by 1536? How about a monitor with that resolution first?

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  1. iHalo macrumors regular

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    I don't really get this... This iPad will have this crazy resolution with 24 inches and less computer monitors typically don't have a resolution this good?
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Those monitors aren't made by Apple. iMacs and Apple Displays do have a resolution that good.
     
  3. iHalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    The iMac at 21.5 inches has a 1920 by 1080 display. The display has less pixel density than the iPad and the computer is way more expensive. People also are expecting this pixel density on a 9.7 inch screen. Just doesn't seem plausible.
     
  4. Piggie macrumors 604

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    It's probably a lot more expensive to make a large glass panel than a small one, even with a high resolution.
    Also it's supply/quantity that you have to know about.

    Apple can invest a lot into a new iPad display, knowing they will sell, 20, 30, 40, 50+ million of them.

    If someone brought out a monitor with that res, how many tens of million sales could they guarantee?
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    You don't hold a 24" display right against your face like you do with the iPad.

    Reason the iPad's screen will benefit from that resolution is so fonts look sharper up close. Fonts look sharp on the 24" display because you are further away from it - most likely over an arm length's away.
     
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  8. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    If iMac had the pixel density of iPad 2 (2048x1536), the Mac menubar (22 pixels), for example, would be 2.1mm high (1/12th of an inch). Do you want that?
     
  9. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to see 1200p on a 13 inch laptop.
     
  10. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It's already been said, but there are two major reasons:

    1) Your monitor tends to be farther away from your eyes. Two feet at least. A "retina display" desktop monitor would have far lower DPI than a "retina display" for a phone you hold in front of your face.

    2) Most desktop software isn't resolution independent. The reason Apple can get away with changing DPI so drastically on their mobile devices is that they wait until they can double it so that they can then pixel double applications.
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    This can't be restated enough. That's why the iPhone benefitted from such a high ppi, and why the iPad will as well. Most HDTVs are about 30-35 ppi, yet they look just as clear as the iPhone 4.
     

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