Anyone else's monitor seem inferior now after seeing the Retina Display?

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  1. red9 macrumors member

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    I think the iPhone 4's screen has totally ruined my eyes for anything else. My 1900x1200 24" monitor that before I thought was pretty good now has blurry text and aliasing everywhere (relatively speaking), similar to how my 3GS' screen now looks downright ugly compared to the Retina Display.

    Anyone else experiencing this after spending time with their iPhone 4? Anything we can do except wait and hope for resolution independence and higher ppi screens to hopefully come out?
     
  2. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, Ive noticed this. Even my 17" hires macbook pro (1920x1200) screen doesnt look as good as it did a week ago.
     
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  4. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what type of monitor's/tv's you all are using, but um no.
     
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    My iPad seems inferior but I'm far enough from my 17" mbp seems fine.
     
  7. ThunderApple macrumors 6502

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    Best Post.
    Made me laugh haha.
     
  8. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Hehe yeah that is a funny one.

    I don't think too much about it, so the screen res of my laptop and desktop don't bother me at all. However, I don't have an iPhone 4 (wife does) but I'm waiting for the white one. Once I do get the white one and use it on a daily basis, things might change...
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    HA! You know owe me a new keyboard...Coffee out the nose all over the keyboard...:D
     
  10. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, i've noticed nothing looks nearly as good. The retina display just looks so clean its unreal.
     
  11. Nicklaus macrumors 6502

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    I think if you don't find it stunning, and a huge leap over laptop and desktop displays, you seriously might not have the sharpest up close vision. Or it could be that I just have really great vision.
     
  12. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Retina display FTW! I seriously hope that the MBP adapts this technology in the next refresh as well as the iPad :)
     
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  14. 6-0 Prolene macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure you could find someone to manufacture a 24" retina display for you for under $10K. What's stopping you?
     
  15. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    It takes a while for my eyes to adjust to my computer screen as well

    My 3GS looks crappy now
     
  16. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

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    I think 320 ppi will soon become an industry standard for consumer devices with screens. It has ruined all other screens for me.
     
  17. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    I use the same backround on my phone and my cinema display, so not here.
     
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  19. sanders4617 macrumors member

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    I look much uglier on the retina. :( Thanks Steve Jobs! You bastard!
     
  20. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    +1! I hated seeing myself before but now...OMG:eek:
     
  21. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    yup. for some reason the iphone screen didn't really wow me when i got it, but now after getting used to it everything else looks like crap.
     
  22. Nicklaus macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha that's why the face time cam has such low resolution, it's the modern day equivalent of Vaseline on the lens. :D
     
  23. abercrombie macrumors regular

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    Maybe so... at home I noticed I've spent a lot of time on my iPhone 4 rather than my computer. When at home, I usually have put down my previous iPhone 3 in favor of a notebook computer.
     
  24. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

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    I've been getting really spoiled by good screens lately. First the new iMacs, then the iPad, then I got a fancy new samsung led tv. The iPhone 4 blows them all away but I still find them tolerable. My old 3GS and many other screens, however, just look really bad now. The iPad looks kinda bad if I use it right after using the iPhone 4. But the new iMac and my tv still look gorgeous.
     
  25. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    Ever since I got my iPhone 4, all other screens have looked like crap. I mean, I can actually SEE THE PIXELS on my other screens. This simply will not do. :D

    Looking forward to retina displays to be the industry norm.
     

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