Powerbook's Resolution...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by kjs862, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    I love Apple. I have a powermac g5 and a powerbook g4. Question for you guys, do you think the resolution for powerbook the G5 is but low? I'm looking at the resolution of the current powerbook g5 line and comparing it to current dell laptops and it appears to be that the dell laptops have a lot high resolution wich is nice. Thanks

  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    You mean powerbook G4, right?

    Yeah, I agree the resolution of the Mac laptops is a little low. However, I don't like things incredibly tiny on my screen, so what I'd really like is a way for the computer to automatically compensate with font sizes so the font still appears the same size, just using more pixels for each letter.

    You'd have to modify Safari to similarly scale up the size of images on Web pages to make them viewable.

    Then a computer with double or triple the current resolution would be just great: nice crisp, clean text, detailed pictures.
  3. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Yes I meant powerbook g4 not g5.

    Maybe we will see better resolutions on the powerbook g5 though :rolleyes:
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Apple are using about 100-106 dpi on the powerbook screens which are great IMO.
    If you are using dual monitors, you dont want to have 120 dpi on one and 86 dpi on the other.
    All(?) 19" mointors on the pc market is 1280x1024 (86dpi) if you hook it up to a 1600x1024 widescreen 15" lcd thing will look so different on the two screens.
    I think its great that apple has about the same dpi on the external displays as they have on the 'books.
    One of the most sold pc 17" widescreen lcd is the samsung 172w and it sports 1280x768 resolution, the iMac 17" sports 1440x900 which is far better.

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