My new 15" MacBook has a “Retina” screen, which I labeled a good “solution to a #firstworldproblem”. Now that I’ve had the Retina-vs-not difference shoved in my face, I realize it’s more dramatic than you might think.
On my desk at work is a Dell 30" monitor that Google bought for me back in 2010. It’s right in front of me and most work happens there; the Mac is on a stand off to the side and I don’t use it much except for telecons, hangouts, Skype, and so on. But of course when I’m away from the office, I’m working on the Mac’s screen.
And I have to say, the Dell, which I thought was perfectly OK, is looking really skanky these days. I snapped a picture of the same little chunk of my blog on both displays. (With my phone-cam, these days I have no qualms about using it for about anything.) The Dell is above, the Mac screen below.
You can still see the pixels on the Mac screen if you enlarge that picture. I hadn’t thought I was going to need to replace the Dell, but maybe I will.