12" PB wide screen ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dalriada, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Dalriada macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Moorlough Shore
    #1
    So folks I do follow the various talks/rumours abt forthcoming dual G4 PB's and thereafter G5 PB's (?) but I was meantime wondering from a technical view what chances are that Apple could roll out a 12" PB wide screen at MWSF or is it more likely we see only speed bumps until WWDC gets us a 13" PB ?? Doubt very much we would see both so guess it's one or the other.... Appreciate any views ??

    EDIT Sorry I think I posted in the wrong Forum and no clue how to correct that...
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Location:
    Norway
    #2
    I hope apple don't choose to put a 12" widesdreen on the 12-incher..
    The reason is because the i allready have to scroll enought when surfing...
    If the are going to put a widescreen on the powerbook 12", then it has to be a 13". A 1152x768 res on a 13"widescreen will be a bit better than todays 12", but it probably would make the machine heavier.
    Widescreen is nice on a desktop/desktopreplacement, but on a lightweigth notebook like the 12-inch its not worth it.

    What I would like to see on the 12-incher is a better videocard and a firewire 800 port!
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    #3
    i highly doubt a 12" widescreen. making LCDs cost a ton of money - the fabs cost billions of dollars.

    no fab will make a specialized widescreen 12" LCDs just for apple and select others, unless paid a lot of money - and at 12", which is already very small, i don't think apple will find that much increase in demand to justify such a cost increase.

    when you start seeing widescreen 12" LCDs used by other vendors, we may see one from apple. but i don't see the appeal of it, really. vertically, it'll be too short.

    4x3 ratio 12" screen is 9.6" wide, 7.2" high
    16x9 ratio 12" screen would be 10.4" wide, 5.9" high
     

Share This Page