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1280x1024 vs 1280x800

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Dec 20, 2012 2:04 PM

Can any Mac converts here tell me how their Macbook Pro's 1280x800 resolution is better than my Thinkpad T60p's 1280x1024 resolution? Or its 1400x1050 max resolution? It's a 14.1" screen but I get more height area and it takes up less desk space on a comparably-sized Macbook Pro (17"?). Please someone tell me what I'm gaining with the resolution change.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to dhinged)

    The current MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2560x1600 for the 13" model and 2880x1800 for the 15.4" model. So your information is out of date.

     

    Regards.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to dhinged)

    Take a walk to the Apple Store and look for yourself, this is a subjective question.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to dhinged)

    So why should we have to justify anything to you? If you don't see a need or any improvement, then stay with what you have. No one here will care what you do. Do whatever you think works best for you.

     

    Or are you just trolling?

     

    The 15" MacBook Pro would, by your measure, be 1440x900, by the way, not 1280x800. So your information would still seem to be out of date or otherwise inaccurate. Or you're looking only at the 13" model, for which it is by no means unusual for it to have a lower resolution than a 14" screen.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to dhinged)

    dhinged wrote:

     

    I use my 1280x1024 laptop at home (1400x1050 on my other laptop) and they have more screen height than any MacBook Pro in an Apple store. Why would I sacrifice that screen height so I don't see pixelization? I barely notice pixels. I get more screen height, and the laptop takes up less desk space (or is easier to read because the text isn't miniaturized). I'm failing to see any reason to sacrifice screen height for a prettier screen. Why doesn't Apple make a standard ratio screen? This really seems like a downgrade.

    Why don't you stick with your preferences and don't use a Mac.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to dhinged)

    I prefer the wider aspect ratio's of Mac screens to the old TV look of a squarer screen.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to dhinged)

    Go buy something else, then. You're free to purchase whatever you think best fits your needs. I don't see why we should have to justify our opinions and decisions to you.

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to dhinged)

    You won't find a single brand-new notebook on the market today that doesn't use a widescreen resolution, so your complaint has zero merit. Heck, Apple's widescreen resolutions, save for the 11-inch MacBook Air, are superior because they use 16:10 (1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050, etc) aspect ratio rather than the far more common 16:9 (1280x720, 1366x768, 1600x900, etc).

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,395 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to saturnotaku)

    Please explain to me how a 16:10 ratio is better than a 16:9

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,620 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound 1 greetings:  10 is one more than 9?  (stupid humor)

     

    Ciao.

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