Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 18:01 UTC
Intel It looks like 2013 is finally going to be the year that we're going to see truly high resolution displays - according to Intel. Retina displays for laptops and desktops for everyone. Considering promises regarding HDPI have been thrown our way for years now, it's high time they became reality. As the article mentions, there's one interesting possible issue: Windows 8's desktop mode. How will it handle HDPI displays?
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RE: Naming
by Fergy on Thu 12th Apr 2012 20:23 UTC in reply to "Naming"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Can we please stop using "Retina display" to mean higher resolution? It as ridiculous as "web 2.0".

I like the name though I hate Apple. It makes it clear we are talking about an extremely high dpi display. How would you market it?

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RE[2]: Naming
by phoenix on Thu 12th Apr 2012 21:28 in reply to "RE: Naming"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"Retina Display" is an Apple trademark and does not refer to any specific resolution, screen size, pixel size, etc. It's just a marketing term that means different things for different displays (neither the iPhone 4S nor the iPad 3 have the same resolution, screen size, or DPI, but they both have "Retina Displays" (tm)).

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RE[3]: Naming
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Naming"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

In terms of Apple's definition of "retina display", it means >300 ppi (pixels per inch) displays.

300ppi was chosen because it has something to do with the maximum ppi that the human eye can detect or see. Well, something in that lines.

I can't remember the exact Apple URL where I read this. I'll try and find it again.

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RE[3]: Naming
by franksands on Fri 13th Apr 2012 12:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Naming"
franksands Member since:
2009-08-18

Hear, Hear. If not even Apple herself knows what a "retina display" actually is, since the definition changes with each new device, why should we use it in a serious discussion? If you want to say greater than 300dpi, say "greater than 300 dpi".
We should never use terms that came from marketing, it just causes confusion, like "is this video HD or Full HD or Super Ultra Mega HD?"

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