MBP Resolution?

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Hi, I am just wondering how the 15" MBP's resolution of 1440x900 compares to other 15" laptops. Is it better then most, or worse?

    Also, in the future I plan on buying an external Blu Ray drive once Mac OS X supports it and they aren't $300. Will MacBook Pro's screen support full 1080p?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 601

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    It's average - the majority of 15.4" widescreen displays have that resolution. I've seen some older Dell D800's with 1920x1200 on a 15.4" display, but everything is very tiny.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    At the size of the screen you won't be able to tell the difference and yes it's 1080p displayable.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1440x900 CANNOT display 1080 at full resolution. If you try it in QuickTime, it will only show part of the window.
     
  5. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    1080p implies a resolution of 1920×1080, so the mbp display will not display a 1080p move in all its glory. i'm hoping there is a blu-ray option in the coming mbp's, so at least i can view it in full resolution on my external.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if you play it in fullscreen QuickTime player will down scale it to 720p.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I wish they would just increase the resolution to 1680x1050. That's the only upgrade I really want in a MBP right now. You'd also be able to "almost" watch BR movies in full res. You'd lose some of the movie on the side, but I don't know how bad it would be. The 1440x900 resolution on the current model certainly isn't enough.

    Only the high-resolution version of the 17" MBP could display a BR movie in full resolution.
     
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