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2560x1600 display is a waste, unless they put 6950s on those netbooks
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post #42 of 59

Why has everyone started calling them "Retina displays" now?

 

Just because that's the hipster term for high resolution doesn't mean we should all adapt it.

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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

You must have pretty terrible eyesight then. The ipod touch/3gs display compared to the iphone 4/4s display is an eyesore.

The latest iPod touch has the same screen as a 4/4s I think
    
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

The latest iPod touch has the same screen as a 4/4s I think

Correct. The difference between the 4th gen iPod Touch display and the iPhone 4/4s is that the iPhone uses an IPS display. They are both 960x640 resolution though.

I think one of the reasons resolutions are staying put is a lack of general demand for 1080p+ monitors. Like many on OCN, most of my friends and their families have come to rely on me for tech support. One thing I notice about many of them is that they have 1440x900/1600x900/1680x1050 monitors but don't run them at native resolution. They prefer everything on the display to be "bigger" and almost always ask me to put it back how they had it when I show them that they're not using their displays full potential. Of course this doesn't apply to enthusiasts like us...
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post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

I wish people would stop calling high PPI displays "Retina displays". That is just a marketing phrase.

Perhaps, but that hasn't stopped people from continuing to call the previous generation of displays "HD". Even the 16:10 displays get called that most of the time.
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2560x1600 display is a waste, unless they put 6950s on those netbooks

Why? You don't need a high-end graphics card to drive a high res display. These aren't intended for gaming.
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Originally Posted by hollowtek View Post

Are retina displays just a gimmick? I've looked at iPhone 4s and my Rezound, and I can see individual pixels at a normal viewing distance. I don't have good vision either, is it just me?

This guy....lol
post #48 of 59
I want my 24" 7680x4320 monitor (367PPI) and I want it five years ago.

Advancement in PC monitor resolution has been next to nothing, going backwards even, over the last ten years.

If the next step up in PC monitor resolution is only 4k by 2k then I'm still going to have to triple monitor. But at least then my display would match my natural ability to see. As is I would need a sixteen monitor setup to get enough detail.

For those of you who don't think higher resolution displays are needed at all, think about this: Why does everyone make such a big fuss about anti-aliasing? Why are huge amounts of processing power dedicated to blurring high contrast lines?

It's because they're trying to cover up the image flaws caused by using a low resolution display. Once you can turn off all forms of anti-aliasing and see no jaggies, ever, then you know your monitor resolution is high enough.
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I can easily see the pixels on a iPhone 4 or 4s.
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Im fed up with people focusing on mobile hardware specs... I spend most of my time on a desktop like the majority of people. These fads about having the best hardware in a phone, tablet etc. are getting annoying. Pretty much every other aspect of desktop hardware is flying along whereas displays seem to be stuck at a standstill. At the end of the day a handheld is only a handheld... no matter how many pixels it has I will still spend the same amount of time on it, which is a great deal less than my desktop. How about inputting high res screens where it counts, at the end of my desk.
Edited by BeardedJesus - 12/11/11 at 1:03pm
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