Yesterday we asked the question …. could Apple’s new Retina display for the MacBook Pro match the class leading Dell Wide View IPS RGB LED that was a £410 optional extra on the high end Dell Precision M6600 laptop.
Anand Lai Shimpi of Anandtech seems to think the new retina display is one of the best displays he has seen on a laptop.
He wrote for Anandtech “Even at the non-integer scaled 1680 x 1050 setting, the Retina Display looks a lot better than last year’s high-res panel. It looks like Apple actually renders the screen at twice the selected resolution before scaling it to fit the 2880 x 1800 panel (in other words, at 1920 x 1200 Apple is rendering everything at 3840 x 2400 (!) before scaling – this is likely where the perf impact is seen, but I’m trying to find a way to quantify that now).
Everything just looks better. I also appreciate how quick it is to switch between resolutions on OS X. When I’m doing a lot of work I prefer the 1920 x 1200 setting, but if I’m in content consumption mode I find myself happier at 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050.”[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFUW7GcHsLQ’]
To support the release of the new machine, Apple have released a new TV advertisement focusing on the screen quality.
Kitguru says: We reckon Apple will sell a ton of these machines, as people clamor to enjoy the new Retina display.