I don't like the MacBook Pro 13" inch display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NyCrAzY, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. NyCrAzY macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    It looks very blurry ... why is that? Is it supposed to be that way?

    I just got my 2011 MacBook Pro and I love it! But the display is the only thing that is bothering me. I had an Acer laptop before hand and the display was much more crisp.

    And I'm also used to seeing a very clean display on my Droid X phone...

    so it is just me or does other ppl agree with me?

  2. jAguero16 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2010
    i) The resolution of 1280x800 isn't exactly the nicest screen resolution you would've hoped for.

    ii) It's standard resolution, to make the text appear even less crisp.

    But these kind of threads are pretty commonplace, in terms of rants for screen sizes, have you tried searching before you made the purchase?
  3. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    "Crispness" usually refers to the pixels-per-inch statistic of the display. Your droid X has a very high PPI. I don't know the screen size and resolution of your old Acer, but I will guess that it also had a high PPI. Your 13" MBP has a PPI of 113. For comparison, the iPhone 4 has a PPI of 326 and the Droid X has a PPI of 240.

    Most PC laptops these days are being sold with "HD Resolution" of 1366x768, which is laughably ugly ("un-crisp") on anything bigger than a 13" laptop IMO.
  4. 87am macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    I love how you work your droid into you post. Just stick with that bro.
  5. NyCrAzY thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    I mean I'm just saying that I'm used to seeing crisp displays lol
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    my screen seems fine ... not blurry at all

    what does your eye doctor think?
  7. LadyK8 macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2011
    Mine looks perfectly crisp. It's never seemed blurry at all.
  8. jAguero16 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I believe everyone has their own definition of 'crisp', coming from an iPhone 4, the screen on the 13" does seem a little bit less 'crisp', if anyone gets my drift.
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I wonder if maybe what you're seeing is the difference between Windows and OSX font rendering? It takes a while to get used to.
  10. selvage macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    i bought my first mac, 13" i5 and the screen disappointed me too. my dell e1505 screen looked much clearer, crisper, or whatever you want to call it. I would call the screen on my mbp adequate.

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