iphone 4 screen compared to macbook?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

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    the iphone 4 screen will be so much infinitely better than my macbook's screen... Why the heck is that? larger screens are infinitely better for watching movies and reading....

    yes, yes, I understand that it is crazy more expensive to make a screen like that big enough for a mb or imac. but still you would think they would be able to do something....

    oh but my main point/ question is this. exactly how much better is the iphone screen? pixel density wise
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Well, a Macbook has a 13.3 inch display running at 1280x800 resolution. That gives it 113.5 PPI (pixels per inch).

    The iPhone 4 will have a 3.5 inch screen running at 960x640 resolution. That gives it a 329 PPI. In other words, its nearly 3x the sharpness over the macbooks screen.
     
  3. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    that is pretty impressive. especially when u take into account the viewing angle

    I hope a lot of this translates into better screens for computers
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    The iMac has a lot of pixels. I think double 1080p. It's esaier tho for a smaller screen.
     
  5. Excluse macrumors member

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    My 15" Hi-Res MBP (1680x1050) comes in at 129 PPI if I worked it our correctly and it looks amazing.
    When people see the blank screen (w/ my wallpaper) and full brightness for the first time they simply go "wow!"

    Almost 3 times the PPI I think I will cry the first time I see it in action.
     

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