Many ask whether the Mac Retina display is worth it.
At the Apple store, a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina costs $2,199 (base) vs. $1,799 for the non-Retina 15" Macbook Pro, and $1,199 for the non-Retina 13-inch Macbook Air.
Retina screens make text look great, I'm comparing it with a 2007 Macbook Pro and I can tell you that for a fact. Retina pixel density = 220.5 PPI, vs. 135 PPI for the latest non-Retina MacBook Air (according to The Verge).
Recently, Gary Heiting, an optometrist told Mashable:
“A key factor in something that’s called computer vision syndrome, or just eye strain from computer use, is screen resolution,” Heiting says. “The new iPad, with twice the resolution of the iPad 2, 264 ppi (pixels per inch) instead of 132, people are going to notice less pixelation, especially in a small typeface. It’s not just an enjoyment issue or an aesthetic issue, but it’s definitely a visual comfort isue, over time.”
So... is it true that Retina gives less eyestrain than lower resolution screens?