Details about the Retina Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beliblis, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Beliblis macrumors regular

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    Has anyone got any REAL specs about the retina display?
    All I know from Apple is it's IPS technology. (Is the non-retina IPS as well?)

    Contrast ratio?
    LUT?
    Color Gamut (Adobe RGB)?
    Possible to calibrate with standard calibration devices (EyeOne, Spyder,...)?
     
  2. houkouonchi macrumors regular

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    I am also curious about this. Also interested in response time.
     
  3. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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  5. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks or the information, that's so cool! You can adjust different resolution with a simple and easy to use interface :) all the way up to the previous 17-inch resolution! I guess that's why Apple discontinued the 17-inch MBP.
     
  6. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    Being able to scale it to the 17-inch resolution is very cool. Now I'm not as upset at it being discontinued.
     
  7. slapple macrumors 6502

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    Cool, so when will this Lion update be available for my 2011 MBP?
     
  8. MacRumoren macrumors member

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    Yes, having that flexibility is great, but would my eyes be able to see the smaller text, ui, and other elements on a smaller 15"?
     
  9. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    I thought there was no res independence in lion(nor ml).. Can you provide the link where it talks about this technology in osx specifically?
     
  10. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    Guess I was wrong?

    This is from apple.com

    Supported resolutions: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640 pixels
     
  11. Beliblis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Resolution & Scaling aside.... anyone got any information on actual usability for pre-press & retouching work?

    In their presentation, Apple touted it towards photo professionals. (Aperture, Photoshop,...)
    So Contrast Ratio & Gamut are ultimately important. If they didn't get those right, I ain't buying a retina laptop. Rather go with a cheaper one + external monitor.

    Same with their "most advanced operating system", Mountain Lion. I REALLY(!) hope it supports more than 10-bit graphics path. (Windows does!)

    Don't get me wrong, I've been a mac user for many many years. But I've got the impression that with quite a few things, Apple lost track of professionals' needs.

    Retina - nice, yes. If Adobe RGB and not too much contrast.
    Mountain Lion – nice. If more than 10-bit graphics path. (=less banding on screen)
     

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