Wasn’t it just the other day that I was raving about Macs and not going back (to Windows, of course)? With the Retina screens, Apple has done so much more to make people like me really happy with their devices. Of course, it was only a matter of time till someone else found a way to one up Apple in this game. That someone has to be Samsung, and it seems it’s going to do so dazzlingly.
Retina on mobile devices is brilliant. Both literally and figuratively. When Apple was able to pull off Retina screens on the MacBook Pro line, it was even more impressive. It’s akin to the feeling of gazing wondrously at the world right after you put on a fresh set of contact lenses.
And now, Samsung fans can scoff at the Retina screen.
Let’s take a look at numbers, because we all know that numbers don’t lie.
Pixel density comparison
Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch: 227 pixels per inch
Chromebook Pixel: 239 pixels per inch
Samsung’s new display: 276 pixels per inch
Need more numbers?
Based on a Business Wire press release, Samsung is set to release this display panel along with others. (Emphasis mine.)
Samsung Display is also exhibiting a 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) LCD for tablets and a 13.3-inch WQXGA+ (3200 x 1800) LCD for notebooks, which each can deliver 30 percent greater power-savings than that of existing LCD tablet displays, by decreasing the number of driver circuits and increasing the efficiency of the LED BLU.
Take note of those high numbers – 3200 x 1800. Compare that with the MacBook Pro’s 2560 x 1600 and the Chromebook Pixel’s 2560 x 1700.
Not only do we get to see things displayed on the screen more clearly, but the power savings are supposed to be impressive as well.
That’s all we know about the display panel for now, though, and there is no news whether we’re going to see it in the next generation of ultrabooks or not. When Samsung’s new display is used on laptops, though, will we see a decline in MacBook sales?
[Image via The Verge]