Air's screen vs. my current laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iLive, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. iLive macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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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.
     
  3. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    Go look at a Macbook Air. See which looks better to you. Resolution isn't everything.
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Take into account more than just pixel density. Also pay attention to how the colours themselves look.
     
  6. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    Somewhat unrelated, but how does 18.4% qualify as a "laptop"?
     
  7. iLive thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's obviously more to it than that.

    When did I say resolution was everything? I simply asked because I can't just go and look at a MacBook Air,

    Thanks <'3
     
  8. tann macrumors 68000

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  10. MeatRocket macrumors regular

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    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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