Macbook pro HD Screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by darthdarragh, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. darthdarragh macrumors newbie

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    this might be a silly question but is the Macbook pro screen HD or just high quality!
    I also was wondering if the Macbook range is HD aswell?

    cheers

    Gregory H
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Well, all HD means is that the screen has a resolution greater than 1280×720 for 720p and 1920x1080 for 1080p. Considering that the new MBP high res screen has a resolution of 1920x1200, its resolution is higher than 1080p.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    depends what you classify as HD quality?

    the MacBook screen is 1280x800 which is greater than 720p and so is the MacBook Pro 15" 1440x900 screen and 17" 1680×1050 screen. the optional 1920x1200 17" MacBook Pro screen is true 1080p HD (actually 1200).
     
  4. DocSmitty macrumors regular

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    Anything over 720 vertical lines of resolution, progressive scan (720p) is considered HD. So yes, ALL displays in Mac laptops are HD.

    1080p doesn't make a display any more HD than 720p, it just has a higher resolution. "True 1080p HD" is just a buzz phrase that companies use to make people think their slightly older 720p tv is no longer HD.

    Yes, there can be quality differences if you are close and/or picky enough, with a good enough video source.
     

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