Macbook pro 13″

After the introduction of the 15″ retina Macbook Pro, apple also unveiled this 13″ Macbook pro. Native resolutie: 2560 x 1600, maximum visible resolution: 1680 x 1050 (see also The retina myth). Comes with 8GB of RAM and SSD, this is a lovely machine to own I’m sure.

The retina myth

While we are still waiting for other computer brands to come to par with Apple, I think it’s time to put some things straight about the so called Retina displays the new Macbook pro currently sports. On the technical sheet it states that is has a 2880 x 1800 display resolution. For starters this is not a lie. The panel does consist of all these 5.184 M pixels and that is great. Also the pixel density is 220 Pixels Per Inch. So far the facts.
But that is not the whole picture because when you buy a Macbook… continue reading

Apple macbook pro 15″ retina

So here it is, the long awaited upgrade for laptop displays, Apple introduces a 16:10 2880×1800 15″ Macbook. Hurray! Expensive? Yes, it features an SSD and a less-glare display. Can’t wait to get my fingers on one of these babies. Finally a laptop on which you look at your code and have a tablet simulation running beside.

Finally

Just a quote from the liveblog over at wwdc

It also has a 15.4-inch Retina display that boasts a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and 220 ppi. Not surprisingly, Apple was quick to point out this makes it the “world’s highest resolution notebook display.”

Well, there we have it, it’s just a question of time we hope before others take the challenge and create what we’ve been waiting for for so long.

Why aren’t we there yet?

We live in 2012. Notebooks and laptops have been around since the nineties. At first they kept pace with desktop computer screens. The evolution brought us 640×480, 800×600 and 1024×768 screens. And we were all happy, then there was out of nothing the first laptop with 1280×1024 pixels. I owned one of those laptops. It was a strange resolution, 4:3.5 but who cared, I got myself some height, and height is all that matters when you’re coding for a living. When i put my font on 9 points I was able to view 100 lines of code without scrolling. I… continue reading

Apple Macbook Air 13″

The first lightweight laptop in this class. It still has a display ratio of 16:10 and holds a 1440×900 display. It’s not the lightest of the bunch any more, that honour goes to the Samsung 9 Series at the moment.

Apple Macbook pro 17″

At the moment this site went live there was, to our knowledge, only one laptop available that has a display resolution of 1920×1200 (WUXGA) and that is Apple’s Macbook Pro. It’s the 17″ model, which is fine, but remember, in the days that 16:10 laptops were common, a lot of 15″ laptops had this resolution as well.
But let’s not complain and thank Apple for the last 1200+ laptop on the planet that is still produced.