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Air's screen vs. my current laptop

iLive

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I want to get a MacBook Air, but people seem to be criticizing its screen. So, I thought that if I compare it to my current laptop's screen, I might get an idea of how good it is.

I own an Acer Aspire 8930g with an 18.4-inch High-Definition CineCrystal widescreen display with a dimension of 1920 x 1080. How well is this compared to MacBook Air's screen? (E.g how do you calculate pixels per inch?)

Thanks in regards.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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(E.g how do you calculate pixels per inch?)

Er... say screen is 1920 pixels across and the displayable area is 10 inch wide = 1920/10 = 192 pixels per inch. Is not rocket science.
 
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filmbuff

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Jan 5, 2011
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Go look at a Macbook Air. See which looks better to you. Resolution isn't everything.
 
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gibbz

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As an approximation, your screen is 16" x 9". Dividing 1920px and 1080px by those, respectively, yields 120ppi.

I'm not sure which MBA you are referencing. The 11.6" version sports a display that is 1366px x 768px or ~135ppi. The 13.3" has a 1440px x 900px display, or ~128ppi.
 
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iLive

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Jan 3, 2012
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Er... say screen is 1920 pixels across and the displayable area is 10 inch wide = 1920/10 = 192 pixels per inch. Is not rocket science.
There's obviously more to it than that.

Go look at a Macbook Air. See which looks better to you. Resolution isn't everything.
When did I say resolution was everything? I simply asked because I can't just go and look at a MacBook Air,

As an approximation, your screen is 16" x 9". Dividing 1920px and 1080px by those, respectively, yields 120ppi.

I'm not sure which MBA you are referencing. The 11.6" version sports a display that is 1366px x 768px or ~135ppi. The 13.3" has a 1440px x 900px display, or ~128ppi.
Thanks <'3
 
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MeatRocket

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Jun 9, 2013
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Somewhat unrelated, but how does 18.4% qualify as a "laptop"?

No joke! I had to go look up that model just to make sure he wasn't trolling! Turns out it's real. Here are the specs:

17.4 x 11.8 x 1.58/1.74 inches
9.04 lbs. (with primary battery)

He'll save a lot of money on a MacBook Air - he won't have to spend nearly as much $$ at the chirpractor's office. :p
 
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