what is retina display

We are looking to buy a mac book pro. There is a new feature called retina display. What is Retina display

  • Asked by fn from North Vancouver

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  • Best Answer:

    "Retina" as trademarked by Apple, and is a process where apple doubles the amount of pixels where one pixel lies. An example is, the old macbook pro resolution was 1400x900, the new one in Retina is 2880x1800. Essentially they split the pixel into 4 squares, and they do all sorts of other technical stuff to make it all clear.

    I suggest you only go with the Retina MacBook Pro if you're in Video, Sound Editing/Producing or Graphic Design, I've heard Web Designers get a bit frustrated at times, but Adobe will soon resolve this with an update in Photoshop. I think the graphics may still seem blurry for now.

    I personally ordered one, for the purposes of design, and more.

    In the end the decision is yours.

    • Answered by Louis L from Toronto
    • Jun 28, 2012