MacBook Pro Could Get a New Year’s Resolution Boost
As its MacBook Air’s specs drift into the power user realm, how will Apple differentiate its MacBook Pro line?
Better processing and graphics power, of course. And perhaps a much improved display as well. Supply chain sources tell DigiTimes that the next iteration of the MacBook Pro will feature display resolutions as high as 2880×1800 pixels.
An intriguing rumor, and one that I’ve been hearing a lot about as well, though it’s been tough to nail down.
Here’s the logic behind it, though: Ivy Bridge architecture in upcoming Intel chipsets should allow for 4K-resolution displays. Add to that all this talk about Sharp, etc., supplying LCDs for the forthcoming iPad 3, and a MacBook with a Retina-esque display begins to seem plausible.
Too much of a stretch?
DisplaySearch’s Richard Shim doesn’t think so.
“Not a stretch at all,” he said. “We’ve already started to see the impact of tablets on the notebook market with an IPS panel being used in upcoming notebooks. This is a reversal of sorts in the notebook market, where wide angle viewing has traditionally been unused. …
“[We] haven’t seen the move to higher resolution ‘Retina’ panels for notebooks yet because the panels are new and are being using mainly for tablets, specifically iPads, but I could see it happening in the future for sure.”