Apple gets all the credit for pushing out machines with ultra-high “retina” class display’s, but let’s face it, they didn’t exactly invent it. Samsung is the company pumping out the panel’s en-mass to fill the Apple supply chain, and thanks to the popularity of the technology, we are starting to see the trickle down effect into the PC space. Samsung snuck a new Series 9 prototype into their innovation gallery at this year’s IFA exhibition in Germany, and the 2560 x 1440 matte display is being described by MobileGeeks as nothing short of glorious.
The display falls slightly short of the Macbook Retina’s 2880 x 1800 pixel display, however measuring in at just 13”, the PPI is certainly comparable. The current lineup of Samsung Series 9 Ultrabooks sport a beautiful 1600 x 900 pixel display, but we certainly wouldn’t complain if they want to offer a premium option going forward.
The company was unwilling to confirm if this is something they plan to bring to market, or just a proof of concept. We for one hope it’s the first of many high resolution Mac alternatives going forward, as long as the price is reasonable.
How much of a premium would you be willing to pay?
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