Worth Seeing: The Original Mac’s Screen Versus The Retina iMac

Things of Interest’s Kent Akgungor on the jarring difference 30 years of display technology advanceent makes:

“When first released in 1984, the Apple Macintosh shipped with a black-and-white 512 x 342 display. Fast forward 30 years to the release of the iMac with Retina 5K display, which ships with a 5,120 x 2,880 display with support for millions of colours. That’s an increase from 175,000 pixels to more than 14.7 million – an 8,400% increase. 80 of the original Macintosh displays fit within a single Retina 5K display.”

Kent also posted an image that compares the Retina iMac to the original Mac’s screen resolution that’s worth staring at for a while.

Nick spends way too much time in front of a computer, so he figures he may as well write about it. He's previously written for IDG's PCWorld and TechHive.