Among the roster of new features and specs the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models are sporting, there’s one you simply can’t miss — the gorgeous, pixel-packed retina display. And it’s coming to the entire MacBook line.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro will ship with a high-resolution 2800×1800 display, nearly doubling the current model’s 1440×900 resolution and outpacing the 2560×1440 resolution on the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display. That’s 220ppi and 5,184,000 pixels in total! What’s more, the screen will use a 16:10 aspect ratio, as opposed to the more common 16:9, though Apple has been employing that ratio for a while now. The 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models will also be upgraded from their current 1366×768 and 1440×900 displays, respectively.
And, thankfully, this will likely be the last time you have to decipher screen resolutions. With the launch of the new MacBook Pro, Apple is doing away with the confusing numbering scheme and replacing it with easier to understand “big, small, and optimal” resolution descriptions.
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