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[4]: Naming
by Beta on Fri 13th Apr 2012 08:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Naming"
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

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

iPad n3w says no to that, it only has 264ppi ;)

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

Right. It’s not strictly a defined ppi, but a minimal size of a pixel at the typical usage distance. From their blurb, it is ‘57 arcseconds per pixel’.

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RE[5]: Naming
by phoenix on Fri 13th Apr 2012 18:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Naming"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Exactly. It's just a marketing term, not a specification based on resolution, screen size, pixel size, etc.

Thus, it shouldn't be used to describe anything other than Apple Retina Displays (TM).

It's actually kind of revolting that Intel would try to market "retina displays" instead of listing the actual DPI of the screen.

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