MBP 13" has less resolution than MBP 11"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miata, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. miata macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    Does this seem really weird to anybody else?

    MBP 13" = 1280 x 800
    MBP 11" = 1366 x 768

    The MacBook Pro has 2% less pixels than the 11" Air.:eek:
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    No. Steve explicitly stated that the 11" MacBook Air has more pixels than the 13" MacBook Pro.

    The 13" MacBook Air has the same number of pixels as the 15" MacBook Pro.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    The OP said that the 13" MacBook Pro had less pixels than the 11" MacBook Air, so they are correct.
  4. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    MBA was updated recently. 13" MBP will be updated eventually and it'll have the same res then. Simple as that.
  5. miata thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    OK. I guess if Steve approved it can't be weird. Something must be wrong with me.:eek:
  6. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    When I watched the keynote live, I distinctly remember Steve saying the 13" air had more pixels than the 15" pro. I laughed.

    On another note, more importantly the 1440x900 on 13" means we may see even higher pixel density on the next 15" refresh. I would really love 1920x1200, but Apple couldn't possibly do it until they find something even higher for the 17" screens.
  7. milan03 macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2002
    New York City
    I don't see anything laughable at Steve's statement. I can laugh at your comment.
    What Steve said is that 13" Air has more PPI than the 15" MBP. Nothing to laugh about. You get the same resolution as 15" base model sqeezed in 13.3"
  8. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    Go view the keynote, at 01h:15m:15s. I stand corrected. :p
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    1920x1200 on a 15" is painful...
  10. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
  11. miata thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    And it looks like crap. That is the problem with MacOS. I sure hope Lion delivers resolution independence.
  12. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    My bet is they just get rid of the 1440x900 15" and have all of them with the current "High-Res" option at 1680x1050. Although if it is a major overhaul they may go for something bigger.

    Then the 13" gets the 1440x900 like the air.
  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    That would potentially alienate a lot of owners with less than stellar eyesight unless Apple also makes is simple to do wholesale system font size changes.

    What works great for young eyes doesn't work so great after 40... :)
  14. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I wear glasses so obviously my eyesight isn't stellar. My 15" Hi-Res took a little while to get used to, and I do tend to use the zoom feature on websites like this one that are mainly text-based, but I do have to say that I adapted to it far faster than I thought. Now I find myself really wanting nothing less than this resolution.

    Which is why I chose the 13" MBA. Although the native resolution is a step down from my 15" Hi-Res, the PPI is almost identical. Moving from the Hi-res to the "normal res" MBA's screen is seamless. My eyes can't even tell the difference.
  15. karkid macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    they should put 2560x1440 in the 17 inch and 1920x1080 in the 15:rolleyes:
  16. mike5411 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    you have to account for the 16:9 and 16:10 display ratio difference between the two. They are as close as they can be when taking in account the ratio.
  17. miata thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    Yes. And another good reason to put the Dock on the side rather than the bottom.
  18. SudoSSD macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Let's just hope 10.7 will offer a resolution independent GUI.

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