Do they sell displays that have as high pixel density as the MacBook Air?

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  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

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    Even if just 20''. It would be my dream monitor.
     
  2. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    yes 1080p do u really think that the mba has that high pixel density it really isn't that high
     
  3. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I think it does because it looks completely different when you see the screen, you can notice right away how crisp and razor sharp everything is.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately high pixel density monitors in large sizes are very difficult to produce. So they are very expensive.

    NEC has some at 2048x1536 21" screens in the $3500 to $4000 range. Planar also makes some high DPI screens (2560x2048 @ 21.3") for medical imaging starting at around $8000 (grayscale only).

    Your best bet would be a small screen. They do make 1920x1080 panels in 15" to 17" sizes as they are available for notebooks. But you may have a tough time finding one for a desktop.
     
  5. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do they make 13inch high pixel density external display?

    It seems unfair that to enjoy the pixel density you have to buy a whole notebook (MBA) but MBA seems very nice all around, a fast and light laptop. So I am inclined to think that it's a fantastic computer.
     
  6. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing power of MacBook Air.

    http://maccrazy.com/macbook-air-battery-life

    I read this and I want a MBA! So probably. I should buy the base $1000 MBA plus 20'' ISP display for about $200 for a total of 1200.....
     
  7. thekev macrumors 604

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    That's common knowledge on this forum, and the other Sandy Bridge intel cpus work the same way. Those in the imac and macbook pros can actually go higher. You actually have Intel to thank for this technology. I imagine research like this is intended to help compete with ARM in the longer term.

    You think that's expensive? Look up Barco :p. TN panels which are used in the Apple laptops have seen far greater gains over the past few years. I'm not going into all of the engineering difficulties this presents, but some of these companies publish white papers.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Jumpin' Jehoshaphat! I'd love to have their 3280x2048 30" display. It's a steal at only $17,500:eek:.
     
  9. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    There are a fair number of 16x10, 1920x1200 monitors available. $200 to $300 range for 24" TN panels. $400 to $500 for 24" IPS panels. The Dell Ultrasharps, some Samsung Syncmasters, the HP ZR24w, etc.
     

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