Higher Res Screen To Come?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ellizit, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Ellizit macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
    First off, congrats on a great forum! I am in the market for either an MB or MBP (the MBP mainly for the higher res screen). What is everyone's opinion on Apple releasing a higher res screen for the MB (like a 1440x900)?
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Very unlikely. 1440 is something you'll have to buy an MBP for if you want it in an Apple Intel laptop. This is one of the reasons the 14" Thinkpad is so tempting; you can configure it in 1280x800 or in 1440x900 when ordering online.
  3. Jpoon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2008
    Los Angeles California
    Think Pads are so ugly though D:.....

    But they certainly do have nice hardware, that's for sure.
  4. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    When Jobs came back to Apple he brought his Thinkpad with him and said "This is what a laptop should strive to be"
  5. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    I hope they update the macbook screens somehow. I heard the screens aren't that great on them. Maybe even LED. Then I would totally buy a blackbook.
  6. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    I love my macbook, but I have to say, the screen is not great. I don't see that changing on macbooks any time soon.
  7. vendettabass macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    1400 x 900 would be so sweet, im sure I've seen a 13" lappy somewhere with one!..
  8. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Indeed. This is why it would be nice to see a fully functional dpi scaling feature in Leopard. Reducing dpi to 89% results in an effective resolution of 1440x900. You can experiment with it in Leopard or in Tiger by typing the following into the Terminal:

    defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor .89

    Open a new application (or close and re-open a current one), and you'll see the difference. If there weren't so many bugs, I'd use it full time.

    You can return to your normal dpi levels by typing in:

    defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1
  9. keehun macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2008
    Yeah, the screen is the deal-cutter right now for me.

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