MacBook Pro low Res screen compared to MacBook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EarthNeutron, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

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    After reading the tech specs of the new MBA I found out that the 13 inch MBA model has a 1440x900 native resolution, while the 13" MBP has a native resolution of 1200x800 which is considerably lower compared to the MBA.
    After doing some calculations, I found out that the MBP has 113 PPI while the MBA has 132ppi. That's 20 more pixels for every inch!
    Hope they will update the MBP soon cause I wanna get my first Mac with the best possible resolution.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You do realize that unless you are nose pressed up against the screen and have extraordinary vision, you will not be able to see a difference?
     
  3. demonsavatar macrumors regular

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    Sure you won't see the individual pixels unless you squint, but you will notice a difference in screen real estate. 1440x900 is a good resolution for 13", 1280x800 is pretty weak and one of the reasons I didn't opt for the 13" MBP. Hopefully this means the next 13" MBP will have 1440x900 screen also.
     
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    ^^

    I thought it was the iMacs that had the yellow screens not the Airs :D
     
  6. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    I agree it won't matter. In fact, performance should still be better on the 'pro' because there are slightly fewer pixels for the 320M to move around. Besides, one can always hook up to a large external monitor.
     
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    I agree it won't matter. In fact, performance should still be better on the 'pro' because there are slightly fewer pixels for the 320M to move around. Besides, one can always hook up to a large external monitor.
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    The OP asked about resolution, not real estate.
     

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