Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lion Preview: Retina Display Macs coming soon?

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Since Lion's latest build features 1024x1024 sized icons and Wallpapers up to 3200x2000 pixel there is a lot of rumor going on that we soon see Mac's with retina display.

I would love to have a Macbook with retina display, since i have the iPhone4 i got used to it and always shudder when i get the smartphone of a friend and those see those old school pixelated displays.

What is a retina display?
Based on the assertion that a display of approximately 300 ppi at a distance of 12 inches (305 mm) from one's eye is the maximum amount of detail that the human retina can perceive. Retina displays are displays that exceed this ppi ratiom. For example the iPhone4 has a ppi of 326.

44 comments:

Stare Dad said...

Retina Display? Plz explain.

Wink said...

That would be absolutely great. I've always had a thing for high resolution stuff :D

cool_cicler said...

If this is really becomingreality someday, we have to say that Macintosh is taking computing to a whole other level

duffboi said...

I hope when I finally get a macbook, it comes with a retina display! That'd be killer!

princy gupta said...

plz explain it in detail...

notforeverybody said...

i'm off to google "retina display"...

mac-and-me said...

added explanation of retina display to the post

Michael said...

Huh, futuristic.

thenitefalls said...

Everything is going to look crystal clear now :D

Kenzo said...

If all macbook pros have a retina display and their price doesn't change from what they are now, that would completely make the price of macs worth it.

BTN Hip Hop said...

damn mac really innovate the market

The Minecraft Daily said...

This is really cool!

Trelin said...

I hope they don't somehow patent this "retina display" stuff. I want to see this in decently priced windows/linux machines.

Jesper said...

I love your posts man, Mac rules!

GADAFINY said...

great post thanks

elexerdelex said...

Can you do a post on the technical stuff of such a display?
Now I wonder what my galaxy S has for display...

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amBored said...

sounds like a great technology but need more information

phthalo said...

Oh swish. Graphics now higher quality than really life.

i.Mo said...

sounds amazing..didn't know that things like that are existing

http://incredible-mo.blogspot.com/

Jazz bazooka said...

wow, thanks, thou i have no idea what you said

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Astounding!

ed said...

3200x2000 is huge

Cheesecake said...

that would be pretty handy

Danny Murphy said...

Sounds pretty decent

King Elysium said...

I'm looking forward to the new screens

Necroticism said...

retina display, wow!

Jay said...

cool!

Ephedrine said...

3200 x 2000 resolution?


*drool*

Toto said...

would be awesome!

sandman said...

nice. would be cool to view your blog at 330 dpi haha

Major.Mack said...

cool

Lucky13 said...

I like that Apple introduces new innovative tech, but I relly can't understand their naming schemes for some products though, some sound soooo stupid and cliche, i.e. iPad. lol

The Freeze said...

I agree with Lucky... iMbored with their names!

Great info Mac! Keep it up

Electric Addict said...

that sounds super intensely detailed :O

Mo said...

mhm good to know

Ingönyama said...

so basically its totally useless because we cant actually see it?

Niek said...

Retina display looks so good

Leestander said...

LoL then you need an Über Graph card to make it look smooth..

Jok3r said...

That looks great, higher quality!

Venus said...

I agree with cool_circler technology is growing fast. thanks for posting.

Stare Dad said...

oh. this is pretty nice. prolly one day all images will by with that ppi.

schultzz said...

it would be awesome to have a laptos with such beatiful screens.

Liaata said...

looking forward to it!