Retina Display MacBook Pro and Air on the way?

Apple may be working on a MacBook laptop with a Retina Display, if hints given out by Mac OS 10.8 X Mountain Lion are anything to go by. This will make Retina Displays the standard within the majority of Apple product ranges.

Retina Displays were introduced in the iPhone 4, as the “screen you can’t see the pixels on”. The new iPad has brought the screen style to Apple’s tablet range, and the next MacBook may introduce the pixel-packed display to laptops. According to Ars Technica, there are suggestions within Mac OS X 10.8 that high pixel density screens in the MacBook will be Apple’s next big move.

A developer has noticed that double resolution icons feature in the beta version of the Mac OS update, pointing toward devices with higher pixel-density screens than present. Although current MacBooks are known for their high-quality displays, the 17in big daddy MacBook Pro sports a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution. It’s good, but falls a way behind the 2,049 x 1,536 of the new iPad. Could a high-res MacBook eat further into the fortunes of high-end Windows laptops like the Samsung Series 9?

Apple has not yet revealed a release date for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but it may launch at WWDC in June.

via Ars Technica

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