Question About Different Screen Resolutions

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thejackinthepac, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. thejackinthepac macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I'm shopping around for a new macbook/netbook and until I get chance to visit some stores, I've a screen resolution question for those with MB Airs:

    I quite like the 13" Air over the 13" Pro, however I notice it has a 1440x900 screen. At the moment I'm using a 1280x800 display on a 2008/9 13" macbook (which seems "dull"), and I have to wear glasses to avoid screen headaches - does having a higher screen resolution make things sharper and more crisper, or smaller and harder to see etc?? I'm not able to find much info about change of screen technology in macbooks over the last 3 years.

    The Pro with Retina is nice, but too pricey; from comparison photos on Google I can't seem to see anything noticeably different or stand-out with the Airs vs. current/slightly older macbooks.

    Any insight into screen res on the Airs would be much appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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    The Macbook screens are duller and have worse viewing angles than the Pro
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Any display a few years old is gonna look dull compared to a brand new one, specially when ur coming from Fluorescent backlit to modern LED.

    OP, this is a personally thing. Some people are bothered by certain displays and others not, u just have to spend some quality time at you local store to find out. Everything else being equal, a couple hundreds extra pixels is not gonna matter any.
     

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