If the screen resolution of the upcoming 16" MacBook Pro turns out to be 3072x1920 as rumored, will this be a dealbreaker for anyone? I've been waiting for Apple to increase the PPI for years, as the current PPI was introduced on the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. In 2016, Apple started defaulting to a higher software resolution (3360x2100) on the 15" MacBook Pro, while the physical resolution remained 2880x1800. This means about 1.167 software pixels for every physical pixel, which causes pixels in close proximity to be blurred together and negates some of the sharpness of an otherwise decent Retina display. The alternative to the softened picture is to run it at the native HiDPI mode, but that results in a smaller amount of available screen space. If the physical resolution on the upcoming 16" MacBook Pro is 3072x1920, what software resolution will it come with by default? My guess is 3840x2400, which is 1.25 software pixels for every physical pixel and an even softer picture. Or you can run it at the native HiDPI mode which will provide you with less screen space than the high-res 15" MacBook Pro (yes 15", not 17") from the year 2010. This display resolution is a pretty big compromise for the $3,000 rumored asking price, at a time when many of Apple's competitors offer laptops with 4K displays for hundreds of dollars less (though unfortunately stuck with the inferior HiDPI mode in Windows). So far, no rumor has suggested that a 4K display will happen on the upcoming 16" MacBook Pro. I doubt the battery life would suffer very noticeably from adding more pixels, the extra power usage is minimal on an LCD display. In fact, the 12.9" iPad Pro has more physical pixels to drive than the current and twice-as-expensive 15" MacBook Pro. So, if the rumors are true, I'm left asking why Apple would cheap out on such an important aspect of their soon-to-be most expensive laptop.