Retina screen - just text, or movies too?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rhino89, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. rhino89 macrumors regular

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    I know there's a significant difference when looking at text on retina vs regular, but what's it like watching movies on the retina screen? Is there an even bigger difference compared to non-Retina, or is it less noticeable? I'm considering the retina because I will be watching movies on it, but would rather save the money if it's more of a "text is just much sharper" difference.
     
  2. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    Generally speaking everything is sharper.

    Regarding movies, it really depends on what resolution the footage you're watching is in.

    If it's 1080p HD, it'll almost certainly look a fair bit better on retina screens compared to their non-retina counterparts. If it's a 480p video off YouTube however, you most likely won't see any difference.

    With that said, I'd recommend going for the retina display regardless - the screens are simply fantastic and imho the cost is very much justified.
     

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