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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by boonlar, Oct 29, 2010.
Is it possible to buy an LCD with 1920x1080 resolution to put into the 13" MBA?
Do you have any idea how tiny the text would be, how small your icons would be, and how tiny and thin the little menubar at the top would be at that resolution on a 13" display? The 1440x900 on the new 13" is really pushing it as far as super-high resolution smaller displays go. And you are asking for 1080p resolution at that size? I even think the PPI on the 17" at 1920x1200 is too tiny for me, I couldn't go with one of those even....and on a 13"??? Please...it would be unbearably difficult to use anything that small running at that resolution unless it was an OS designed like the iOS for use on the retina display at that resolution. MacOS does not scale like that, so it would be really a horrible experience using the OS.
also 1920x1080 is 16:9 and the 13" display in the MacBook Air is 16:10, it wouldn't work. I don't even think they make panels like that.
The 13" MB has a 16:10 aspect ratio display, 1920 x 1080 is 16:9. And Apple used a very thin panel, if there is a 1920 x 1200 13" panel out there, it has to be as thin as the one in the MBA.
I love high resolution displays. Dell has had 1920x1200 since at least 2004 on their 15" laptops. I've seen laptops with higher PPI than that and the picture is beautiful. Higher pixels is never a bad thing since you can just scale the fonts and whatnot if you need to. Also my eyesight is pretty good so I can appreciate having more room for text on the screen. 1440x900 seems pretty terrible to me for being a 2010 laptop.
But you really can't scale the fonts on the Menu Bar or in applications with Mac OS X like you can do it in Windows.
Well I'm only going to be using it in Windows 7 so it's not a problem
I'm sorry in my previous post, I did not mean to be rude. I think 1680x1050 is the ideal resolution for the 15" display, I like it better than 1440x900, but there is no way I could tolerate 1920x1200 on a 15" and it is pushing it for me even on the 17". I would have to go antiglare on both of them, I have tried the glossy 17" MacBook Pro and it was not a great experience. The antiglare was better. But I understand where you are coming from, higher resolution means more screen real estate, more room to spread out your windows, and the ability to edit and work on higher resolution photos in their native resolution more easily as well as 1080p video. So it could be an asset for some people to have at least a 1920x1080 display on their portable. I can understand you.