Now that Apple has announced its first MacBook with a Retina Display, we thought we'd take a quick look at laptops past and present to see how the new MacBook Pro stacks up against the competition.


Display Size (inches) Resolution (Pixels) Pixel Density (ppi)
MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina) 15.4 2880 x 1800 220.5
Asus Zenbook Prime 11.6 1920 x 1080 190
Sony Vaio Z 13.1 (Mid 2012) 13.1 1920 x 1080 168
Lenovo T61p 14.1 1920 x 1200 147
Alienware m15x 15.6 1920 x 1080 141.5
MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) 11.6 1366 x 768 135
MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2011) 17 1920 x 1200 133
HP Envy Spectre 14 14 1600 x 900 131
MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid 2012) 15.4 1680 x 1050 128.5
MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012) 13.3 1440 x 900 127.5
MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2012) 13.3 1280 x 800 113.5

Figures are approximate. Where multiple resolutions are available the highest spec is listed.