MBP Retina matte anti-glare option?

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  1. withfilm macrumors newbie

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    So, I'm curious about the rumored new retina display. Do you think we will get a matte anti-glare option? I can speak for a number of creative professionals that need a matte option. But, wouldn't the matte screen affect the retina display assuming there is a bit of texture to the matte screen?

    Thoughts? Who wants to see an anti-glare retina option?
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Matte does not significantly impact the high PPI clarity 'retina' screens provide.

    Just ask the many with PS/SGP anti glare screen protectors. The resolution gain over the old iPad is still extremely noticeable. If the glass is properly matte, it would be far better than a screen protector.
     
  3. withfilm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^ Great advice! I'll take note of that.
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Retina, is nothing more than a word that Apple uses to make consumers think they create magical products.

    The reality is that it's just a high resolution display that's been around on professional laptops for years.

    My ThinkPad T60p I bought in 1996 had what Apple claims as a "retina" display.

    They are smooth, there is no "texture".


    http://is.gd/UHVc2z
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    That display (15" 1600x1200) is 133dpi, which isn't much higher than the current Macbook Pro's (15.4" 1440x900) 110dpi display or the optional high-res (15.4" 1680x1050) 128dpi display.

    The rumored retina display would be a large jump, to something like 2880x1800, which in a 15.4" display is 220dpi.

    I don't see any reason why that display couldn't be offered in antiglare, but nobody knows if Apple will actually offer that.
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Not sure what your point is. 1680x1050 is available for the 15'' MBP without apple calling it retina, and which is very similar to the 1600x1200 on the Thinkpad.

    A "retina" 15'' MBP would probably have a resolution of 2880x1800... this doesn't change the fact that "retina" is a buzzword that apple created, but it's still more than is available on any other laptop that I am aware of.

    My personal definition of "retina" is a doubling of the linear resolution compared to the previous model, and a corresponding adjustment of the OS (resolution independence!). I don't care much whether a normal human eye can still distinguish individual pixels at some arbitrary distance (I have a hard time doing that on the current high-res 15'' model).
     
  7. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Both of you are correct, when it comes to resolution. Thanks for correcting me.

    I wrote my post in haste, thinking about the fact that what is being discussed is IPS technology. Then add-in the higher resolution and that is what Apple calls retina.

    An example, is that I've worked in a cross platform engineering environment for years. We use Windows and Mac. I have always had the 1600x1200 in my 15" ThinkPads but not my Mac laptops because it wasn't an option. Finally in mid 2010 Apple offered anti-glare hi-res 15" MBP's and I bought one immediately.

    So it will be very interesting if they offer a higher resolution with these new models. If they do I will pre-order just like I do iPhones.
     
  8. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    No. 15" 1600x1200 is not the same as 15" 2880x1800. The new high-res display is noticably higher resolution.
     

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