Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2011 00:17 UTC
Apple Apple makes the best consumer laptops. For me, there's absolutely no denying that this is the case. Apple has had this lead over the competition since the iBook G3 Dual USB 12.1" and 14", and has never lost it. Right now, the rumour mill is abuzz about Apple supposedly prepping to launch a MacBook Pro with a retina display - 2880x1800.
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RE: Let's hope so
by TechGeek on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:02 UTC in reply to "Let's hope so"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

Why? I am all for better technology, but I have a 17" MBP. 1080P is ok on it, but anything finer than that wouldn't be easily readable. What's the point of the higher res if you just have to increase font size to be able to see what your doing? Would it be just a good to have a function on your system where you can zoom out to a larger desktop and then zoom in to the app you want to work in?

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RE[2]: Let's hope so
by zztaz on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:45 in reply to "RE: Let's hope so"
zztaz Member since:
2006-09-16

You don't need to increase the font size; a 12 point font should be displayed 12 points high.

Unless, of course, the software doesn't correctly handle display sizes and resolutions. Most older software fails at this, so something incorrectly labeled as 12 point is displayed at some unknown height.

For some reason, people like to blame the problem on displays instead of poorly designed software.

The solution isn't increasing the font size, it's getting the software to stop lying about the size.

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RE[2]: Let's hope so
by demosthenese on Sat 17th Dec 2011 02:57 in reply to "RE: Let's hope so"
demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

You don't have to set the font size to a larger font, you need to correctly set the dpi for your screen.

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RE[3]: Let's hope so
by OSbunny on Sun 18th Dec 2011 11:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Let's hope so"
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

There are no DPI settings for the web, now are there? I have a 1600x900 display and I have to view all websites zoomed in 150% in firefox. I use an addon that makes that zoom level stick. For the most part websites look ok. Images, however, look blurred because they aren't designed for high resolutions. So it's not just desktop applications that have to be updated. Websites do too. The problem is that lots of people are still at 1024x768 and so web developers face a tough choice.

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RE[2]: Let's hope so
by lindkvis on Sat 17th Dec 2011 18:33 in reply to "RE: Let's hope so"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

Why? I am all for better technology, but I have a 17" MBP. 1080P is ok on it, but anything finer than that wouldn't be easily readable. What's the point of the higher res if you just have to increase font size to be able to see what your doing? Would it be just a good to have a function on your system where you can zoom out to a larger desktop and then zoom in to the app you want to work in?


You're getting this all wrong. All that is required is to set the DPI settings in the OS right, so that a 12pt font is the correct size. 12pt is meant to be a physical size to match paper fonts.

But it is funny you mention fonts, because such a high resolution display would be awesome for them. If you can't see the pixels, you don't need anti-aliasing, and you get perfectly smooth fonts with no fuzziness to them.

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RE[2]: Let's hope so
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 18th Dec 2011 16:24 in reply to "RE: Let's hope so"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Vector based UI and text are not hindered by higher resolutions, the text and UI elements will display as they should at lower resolutions. In cases like this higher DPI providers finer detail rather than smaller UI/Text elements.

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RE[2]: Let's hope so
by aliquis on Mon 19th Dec 2011 14:13 in reply to "RE: Let's hope so"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

but anything finer than that wouldn't be easily readable.
You Sir are an idiot.

But don't bother, there's plenty of techtards in the Apple camp.

(Hint: Ever heard of font size? A bigger font size on a higher resolution display can result in the same character size but with smoother and more correct drawing of each individual character.)

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RE[3]: Let's hope so
by testman on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Let's hope so"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

You're a bit late to the party. Everyone else has already corrected the original post more succinctly and with less insults than you, retard. :-)

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