Are fonts on Macbook air 13 smaller than on Macbook pro 15 Matte Highres?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Michal11, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Michal11 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Hello guys,

    I have an important question. I would like to know if fonts on Macbook Air 13 are smaller or bigger than fonts on Macbook pro 15 matte version.

    Thank you very much
  2. 22hand macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2009
    yes, good to hear if someone can help compare this, I used a mbp 13" before and now with a mba, the 15in looks good esp in mail/outlook, though I need some time to get used to this resolutions.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Should be about the same, both are 128 pixels per inch.

    Or you could do the math yourself. MBP15: 15.4" diagonal, 1600x1050 display, MBA13: 13.3" diagonal, 1440x900.

    Since c^2=a^2+b^2 and you know a & b, then easily figure out pixels per inch = (sqrt(a^2+b^2))/diagonal) where diagonal=13.3, a=1440, b=900 for the MBA13 and diagonal=15.4, a=1600, b=1050 for the MBP15 hires.
  4. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    15inch high res will have smaller text
  5. Michal11 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Wow really, so everything will be even smaller on macbook 15 matte. Thank you very much. Are you able to tell about how much if we talk in percents?

  6. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    umm, maybe 15%
  7. getz76 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    Hell, AL
    You can do the math for the DPI.

    MacBook Air 13.3", 1,440 x 900 = 127.68 DPI
    MacBook Pro 15.4" High Resolution, 1680 x 1050 = 128.65 PPI

    They are about the same.
  8. salbiani macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Or you can use this handy dandy calculator.

    DPI/PPI Calculator

    But the results are the same.

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