I read this article (great article by the way), I read the comments but I still don't get how 5k display offers a 5k workspace and not just 1440p?
I even went in the store to see for myself. I was expecting to see a massive workspace where a 1080p only takes a tiny tiny amount of real estate (like the picture at the top of this article) yet that wasn't what I saw! All reviews are raving that you have a 5k workspace and you can see a native 4k video and still have room to spare. How can this be? Yes the screen was gorgeous and couldn't see actual pixels but the workspace wasn't any bigger than my 27" 1440p monitor? Since apple is using its retina scaling "magic" doesn't that mean that we essentially have the workspace of a 1440p display? If that's the case, how can certain parts of the screen be 1:1 pixels (say the 4k video) and other parts of the screen be 2:1 (as if they were 2x1440p) - say toolbars and anything other than the video? Does that make sense? I wish I could explain better what I mean, I just don't get how 5k offers a bigger workspace. IF the resolution was 1:1 and apple wasn't using its retina scaling then yes we would have a massive workspace but everything would be tiny unless the monitor was 40 inches or something.
Can someone PLEASE explain it to me?