Laptop display pixel counts to quadruple in 2012
2880 x 1800 panel on your MacBook, anyone?
Buy one of Apple's next MacBook Pro notebooks and you'll get yourself a - glossy, no doubt - 2880 x 1800 resolution display.
So say the inevitably anonymous Asia moles, who add that next year's fresh crop of Ultrabooks - likely to be demo'd at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January but not go on sale until Q2 when Intel's Ivy Bridge platform arrives - will sport 1920 x 1080 displays, DigiTimes notes.
Current MacBook screen resolutions max out at 1680 x 1050 on the 15in model - though 1440 x 900 is the standard size - and 1920 x 1200 on the 17-incher. Both have non-glossy alternatives, BTW.
Given the claimed resolution jump is double - in each dimension - that of the current 15-incher, it seems likely the sources are referring to that model rather than the larger machine.
Incidentally, there's been talk of late of a 15in MacBook Air, and it's possible that Apple will use the 2880 x 1800 to stamp this model as a premium offering.
Ultrabooks currently offer 1280 x 800 or 1366 x 768 screens. ®
nice to see...
...pixel counts going in the right direction again, following 'High Definition' screens causing it to reduce.
About bloody time too
Not that I care one bit about MacBooks but my circa 2003 laptop had a 150dpi 1920x1200 display, today's crop of 1920x1080 displays might be find for playing BluRays if that is what you think a laptop is for, but otherwise its a step backwards. So many things that I personally use a laptop for would benefit from a lot more pixels I can but hope that manufactures will finally pull their fingers out and do something about it rather than doing as HP has done recently and dropped the higher res in favour of the crappy laughingly called HD spec 1080 screens.
Good. I'm fed up of 1366x768 resolutions on 12"+ screens.
I've an ancient Dell in the loft with a 1600x1200 15" screen. Them were the days... (It also ran quite happily with 256MB, but that's another rant...). The 1600x900 of my new Fujitsu laptop just isn't the same. Doesn't really look as good as the 1400x1050 of my other two laptops, from 4 and 7 years ago.
I don't want widescreen, I want tallscreen. And an end to toolbars which won't co-exist on the same line with others.
QXGA would be nice
I upgraded my T60p with a 15" 2048×1536 panel, which is a wonderful device, but had to be found from new-old-stock, last made in about 2005. The best thing is that it includes a decent amount of vertical space too. Why is it so hard for manufacturers to offer a decent screen-height these days?