Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S currently employ retina display and it looks like Intel wants to get aboard that ship, and has plans for next year’s batch of Ivy Bridge-based ultrabooks to feature retina displays as well in hopes that it will be able to attract ultrabook naysayers over to their side.
At the moment the MacBook Air, Apple’s own “ultrabook”, features a maximum display resolution of 1440×900, with the Acer Aspire S3 expecting to feature a resolution of 1366×768. Starting from next year with Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, the company is hoping that to make a huge jump in resolution up to 2560×1400, whose resolution can be found in the 27” iMac.
While great for watching movies, VR-Zone seems to think that so many pixels will be wasted on productivity apps or software that will not need that high of a resolution. The concept of the ultrabook can be appealed to many different markets, such as enterprise users who needs something light and portable, or for students who want a computer they can just slip into their backpack, or travelers who don’t want to be burdened by a heavy laptop. Either way, the idea of seeing a resolution of 2560×1400 crammed into a 13.3” ultrabook should be rather interesting.