New Macbook Air line coming only with 16:9 ratio?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Michal11, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Hi guys,

    there is a lot of gossip about new macbook air line coming in Q1 next year. Especially macbook air 15 inch which I think would be fantastic. The question is will apple keep 16:10 ratio or switch to 16:9? I know 11 inch air is already 16:9 as well as imac but other products are fortunately still 16:10.

    I want to buy 15.4 16:10 laptop so I dont know if I should wait for macbook air or rather buy macbook pro as it maybe the last chance to get 16:10 laptop
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I really doubt they'd make anything above the 11" 16:9.

    16:9 is horrible for bigger laptops.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    I agree it is horrible but today Apple is the only company who still uses 16:10. Other companies have already switched to 16:9.

    Btw Imac is a big display and has 16:9 already :(
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yeah, I doubt that Apple prefers 16:9 over 16:10 but at some point it will probably become significantly more expensive for them to keep ordering 16:10 panels when all the display manufacturers are churning out mostly 16:9.

    I believe it was one of the Asus ultrabooks that has a 13" 1600x900 screen, that would probably work pretty well in the 13" Air and you wouldn't be losing any vertical resolution.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2010
    ugh, this is terrible. 16:9 is ok for huge desktops screens, but for small/portable laptops it's a disaster.
    I really hope this isn't the case...
  6. macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
  7. macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009

    There is only one reason why the 11" is a 16:9 aspect ratio and that is due to Steve Jobs hard on for having a standard size keyboard. They needed the extra width to fit the keyboard. Personally I would rather have a marginally smaller keyboard and a 16:10 display
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2010
    Personally, I use my mac with the dock at the bottom, and always visible. So that makes all of the windows I use 16:9 near enough. This is how I like it, and I am sure I am not the only one who does the same. I love, love, love the screen on my 13" MBA.
  9. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2007

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