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Retina resolution images can be preferred, or not:
- iPhone and iPad benefit to a certain extent, but Apple iOS rescales both so that original image quality is not preserved.
- Traditional computer screens can look blurred with retina-resolution images due to web browser scaling limitations. However, zoomed-up web pages look sharper and clearer.
- A relatively slow internet connection; retina-resolution images are 3-4 times larger, increasing download time substantially.
When Retina-resolution images are a win.
Retina-resolution images are gorgeous on the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
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