Is it just me...Or am i dreaming???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by youyou, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. youyou macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Is it just me or does the iMac seem to be more 4x3 then 16x9...
    The computer seems to be more squarish then widescreen... Compared to the 23" or 30" Cinema display it really looks squarish... The cinema displays look alot more widescreen then the Imac.
  2. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2003
    Which iMac are you talking about? They've been around for almost 10 years now...

    The latest Apple Cinema Displays have a very thin bezel, whereas the C2D iMac has part of its power supply tucked inside the body (the "chin", as it is dubbed). The difference in the bezel is what is probably playing tricks on your eyes, assuming you are indeed comparing the most recent iMacs to the most recent Displays...
  3. Surf and Turf macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2006
    In my mind

    Isn't 4:3 , and 16:9 the same aspect ratio? I mean mathmatically at least.
  4. mim macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    flesh, melbourne.... heart, london
    Errr...4:3 is the same as 12:9. 16:9 is much wider. From memory the iMacs are 16:10, which is 'not-as-wide' (all things being relative) as 16:9.
  5. youyou thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Yes I am talking about the new imacs...
    Like the 24" that I am about to get...
    And as for the 4x3 or 16x9 you know what i mean... Widescreen or not Widescreen. Not very complicated to understand.
  6. ViveLeLivre macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2006
    I put one up against a Cinema Display at the university bookstore, the iMac is bigger vertically (not really a bad thing). I think the squarish chassis amplifies the effect a bit.
  7. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    No, ALL the iMacs are 16:10 AND ALL the Cinema Displays are too.

    The iMac 24" is bigger vertically AND horizontally than the 23" display :p

    16:10 is slightly squarer than a 16:9 movie, buy computer displays are not generally 16:9.

    (Trivia note: all Apple widescreens have been 16:10 EXCEPT the PowerBook G4 series which were 3:2.)
  8. ViveLeLivre macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2006

    Some ratios of Widescreen objects in (or soon to be in) my home...

    16:9 = 1.7777:1
    LCD HDTV = 1360 x 768 = 1.7708:1
    WS Toshiba Laptop = 1280 x 800 = 1.600:1
    24" iMac= 1920 x 1200 = 1.600:1
    4:3 = 1.3333:1

    Some of those numbers surprise me a little bit.

    Edit: Wrong rez.
  9. ViveLeLivre macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2006

    I was comparing the 20" iMac to the 20" Cinema Display at the time. The iMac really looked taller, but that must be an optical illusion caused by the lines/shape of the chassis.
  10. youyou thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2006
    I see what you all mean with the optical illusion in regards to the white plastic at the bottom... But still it just looks like the Cinema Displays are more "Widescreen" then the Imac...
    I guess my eyes must be playing tricks on me...
  11. zerolight macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Yup, and most HDTVs are too. Seems to be easier. Rather than thinking I have less widescreen, I consider it widescreen with a bonus section top and bottom. :)

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