Originally Posted by UnrulyCactus
The lack of progression in pixel density has always been troubling for me in the consumer/professional display market. If you wanted anything 2560x1440(1600) or more it was typically a "Medical" monitor used for checking out CAT scan or X-Ray results and cost upwards of 10K. Display resolutions definitely haven't been correlating with Moore's Law regarding advancement over the years. I do hope they catch up while remaining attainable fiscally for the average or advanced consumer.
Well it could be the simple fact that as you up the res, it comes to a point where you can't notice the difference.
I went into an Apple store to check out a Retina Mac. Besides being a little crisper, it looks exactly the same as a non retina mac. Stand 3 feet away, and there is zero difference between the two.
Im all for crisper, but it doesn't make a lot of sense business wise. There is absolutely no REAL benefit on such a high res on such a small screen. Apple used the Retina screen purely as a selling point, and they know that. "Resolution"
An easy way for them to tack 1k on a screen. A Desktop monitor may be a different story, because you can actually see what the hell you are looking at.