Retina vs Non-Retina Display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beeinformed, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010

    I currently own a macbook air 2011 13 inch model and because of vision issues (blurriness and glare) that I am experiencing, I was thinking of getting the 12 inch macbook because of it's retina display.

    I would appreciate any feedback about the differences between my notebook's display vs the macbook retina's display.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. Willo34 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2015
    The resolution is just not in the same league. You can still count the pixels on a Pro, not on a retina.....
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Well I personally think the retina screen is the best reason for anyone to get a new computer they are especially good for text, so sharp as to be almost like print, so no blurring, they are easier on the eyes because of it, also the anti glare is very good that helps a fair bit.
  4. Ace2617 macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2016
    I don't have the Retina MacBook, but I've seen it in Apple stores. I personally went from an 11" MacBook Air to a 13" Retina MacBook Pro, and the difference in screen quality is massive. I never realized how bad the MBA display was until I got a Retina Display. The text is more crisp, the colors look great, etc. One of the main reasons I wanted to upgrade from my MBA 11" is because I started to feel eye strain when using it for long amounts of time. The move to a Retina display has been great.
  5. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I have a retina MacBook and the screen is amazing.
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    I had a 2011 Macbook Air 13". I now have a retina Macbook. Night and day.
  7. hartleymartin macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    It is one of those things which I suppose you get used to. I have an older 2011 MacBook Pro and my sister has the newer model with the retina display. I have noticed that things are a bit sharper and crisper on the newer MacBook Pro, but I don't have any issues with the older style screen. Probably has something to do with the fact that my Mac Pro has a 20" 1050p and a 27" 1080p display.

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