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So, Retina display just means higher res? I'm not quite sure I understand.

The displays are higher resolution, but they don't provide more work space like you would normally get from a higher resolution. Instead, the resolution is raised while keeping things on the screen the same size, thus increasing the sharpness and quality of what is on the screen. That is what a "retina" display is in a nutshell..

Sounds like a ripoff then. I hate buzzwords.
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It'd be great if they're able to push out 'retina' Macs so soon. I hope the same is true of the iMacs.

Why do you think Apple wanted more graphics power from Intel's Ivy Bridge?
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More importantly however, a tiny Ivy means that Intel could have given us a much bigger GPU without breaking the bank. I hinted at this possibility in our Ivy Bridge architecture article. Unfortunately at the time only Apple was interested in a hypothetical Ivy Bridge GT3 and rumor has it that Otellini wasn't willing to make a part that only one OEM would buy in large quantities. We will eventually get the GPU that Apple wanted, but it'll be next year, with Haswell GT3. And the GPU that Apple really really wanted? That'll be GT4, with Broadwell in 2014.

Definitely a plausible rumor.
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Isn't retina display a term apple coined that means the pixels are so small the human eye can't see them?
Basically. People argue about what exactly constitutes a "retina" display. Obviously some eyes are better than others.
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Sounds like a ripoff then. I hate buzzwords.
If all they did was increase available space, you'd need a magnifying glass (At the rumored resolutions). What's wrong with sharper images?
Edited by Sapientia - 5/14/12 at 12:03pm
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If all they did was increase available space, you'd need a magnifying glass (At the rumored resolutions). What's wrong with sharper images?
This. So much this. I would take a sharper image over teeny tiny images with lots of extra space any day.
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In general productivity tasks, I would also prefer sharper images over more desk space.

Being a programmer however, I would prefer more space as opposed to sharper images. I hope Apple lets the user choose.
    
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Old tech with new higher price.

sorry but

WUXGA 1920x1200 15.4" screen have been out for a while. apple playing catch up game


Even with 1280 x 800 on this 14" screen I can not even see the pixels.(normal viewing distance )
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Hope high res starts becoming standard on other things too besides for Apple products. Current guess for high res appearing in more products is 2013. frown.gif
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Why do you think Apple wanted more graphics power from Intel's Ivy Bridge?
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Originally Posted by AnandTech 
More importantly however, a tiny Ivy means that Intel could have given us a much bigger GPU without breaking the bank. I hinted at this possibility in our Ivy Bridge architecture article. Unfortunately at the time only Apple was interested in a hypothetical Ivy Bridge GT3 and rumor has it that Otellini wasn't willing to make a part that only one OEM would buy in large quantities. We will eventually get the GPU that Apple wanted, but it'll be next year, with Haswell GT3. And the GPU that Apple really really wanted? That'll be GT4, with Broadwell in 2014.

Definitely a plausible rumor.
Well they could just be wanting more powerful graphics, the HD 3000 series is quite weak. I'm hoping they stick a dedicated GPU in the 13 inch MacBook Pro either way.
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Old tech with new higher price.

sorry but

WUXGA 1920x1200 15.4" screen have been out for a while. apple playing catch up game


Even with 1280 x 800 on this 14" screen I can not even see the pixels.(normal viewing distance )
The resolution Apple would chose for the 15 inch model would be 1440x900x2, 1680x1050x2, or 1920x1080/1200x2 which are all a lot higher resolution than 1200p.
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Assuming these displays have the same resolution jump as the ipad.

Lets say hypothetically that the original resolution was 1920x1080

the retina resolution would be 3840x2160 = 1920x1080x2 = 4x the size (I don't really think it will be this high but just for reference)

Couldn't you game at 1920x1080 and have it look exactly like a 15" screen running at 1920x1080. Yes it isn't native but since the pixels would be 4x smaller it should look exactly the same.


/edit

This is of course assuming that they double the resolution, and don't just go by what is accepted to be retina PPI based on viewing distance.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 5/14/12 at 4:47pm
     
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post #20 of 88
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So, Retina display just means higher res? I'm not quite sure I understand.

Higher pixel density for the sake of a slightly sharper image compared to more realistic resolutions for practical purposes. In all honesty, all you gain from a slightly sharper image is a battery drainage that is horrific.
Edited by Domino - 5/14/12 at 5:02pm
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