Apparently Apple just announced the new MacBook Pro and its Retina display that is 4 times higher resolution than their current MacBook. The new one is 2880x1800px. My current 23" studio monitor--there's is 15.4"--has about a 100/px per inch resolution and if my math is close, the new monitor is 225px/inch or so. That means that to see an image, a movie, my browser buttons, my program menus etc, that everything will need to be in excess of 4 times as large--download size. Personally, I am really happy with the resolution of my monitor for retouching and viewing images. I work a lot at 100%--and even higher at times. I think things look fine--what am I missing here? The higher resolution means we have to upload significantly larger files--not particularly a good thing--to have them viewed at the same size we see now (my current web images would only be about 2.3 inches wide at the resolution of this new monitor), movies will be at least 4 times the size etc etc. Who benefits from this. As programs adjust their interfaces so we don't need to pull out magnifying glasses to see what we are doing, the interfaces will get way too large for current monitors. The service providers will be more concerned about throughput and download volume--higher costs?, most will also need to acquire faster connections--more money--to keep internet response times (how long to load a movie or webpage) at current levels. I am all for better resolution in our equipment, but what am I missing with the current technology, who really is going to benefit from these higher monitor resolutions? Are we really at a disadvantage now, I don't think I am, but what am I missing?