Macbook Pro not going HD

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Maybe Apple will indeed use LED displays, but the LED technology doesn't offer those resolutions yet?
     
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    yep maybe>>>
     
  4. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am not sure about the technology. I thought the LEDs are replacing the current lightsource that is used for emitting light through the display but has nothing to do with the number of pixels just with the overall size. But I can be wrong on this one.

    Anyway - if you are right and Apple would release 17" with LED than this would be great I guess. But as far as I know there are no 17" LED displays on the market yet. So where would Apple get those ?
     
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    I thought the MBP's resolution was already quite high :confused: .
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Talking about LED backlights and not OLED, there's no connection. LED backlights are limited by physical size and brightness requirements, but not by resolution. The resolution happens on the LCD panel itself; it has nothing to do with the LED's operation.
     
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    1680x1050 is the current resolution. Just shy of 1080 which is native HD.

    I was thinking the same, but it was the only logical explanation I could come up with (hence I put a question mark at the end).
     
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    Technically 720 is HD but I can see it being very frustrating to be so close to 1080 yet not quite.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, no, totally. Also to your point, Apple at least claimed that high-volume availability of larger LED backlight assemblies was slowing their adoption of the technology.

    This issue comes up periodically because there are a number of Windows notebooks that have 17" panels with the next higher available resolution. Traditionally, Apple has been fairly guarded about its range of DPIs -- if you look at Windows products, DPI tends to be all over the map, whereas most Apple products stay close to 110 DPI. Most of the design/ergonomic-centric people prefer the way Apple does things. The rejoinder is that the resolution independent user interface concept, as it continues to roll out, may overcome that issue, since the interface could be at the same size as it is now while the images and so on are displayed more clearly. That's been discussed on MR extensively, already, so I won't say any more. ;)
     
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    So did I. :)
     

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