16:10 vs 16:9 aspect ratio

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  1. chad.petree macrumors 6502

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    I find it interesting that apple is pretty much one of the few companies using 10:10 displays , most use 16:9 . What so you prefer ? Do you think apple will stick with 16:10?

    I don't watch that many films or series , maybe two a week , but in contrast I use the browser all the time and most websites are actually mostly 4:3 .

    How so you feel about this whole debate ?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    my tasks are such that the aspect ratio doesn't really impact me one way or another. I've been using Macs and MBPs for so long, its not even something I notice or think about
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I also use a browser often but I don't use it full screen.

    I like the 16:10 aspect ratio on Macs. I hope they don't change it.
     
  4. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    They only use 16:10 displays on their laptops, though. iMacs have been 16:9 for quite a while, and the new Retina 4K and 5K iMacs continue this trend.

    I prefer the extra height that comes with 16:10 myself. But of course, I was also one of the 4:3 holdouts from back in the day, too...

    -- Nathan
     
  5. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Much prefer 16:10 .In addition to my MBP and MBA , I've got an HP Elitebook 840 I use for some consulting work .... Nice machine , but just can't get used to the 'flattened' screen.
     
  6. tonyunreal macrumors regular

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    PC laptops used to be 16:10 for a while, their switching to 16:9 was one of the reasons that I choose Apple laptops over them now.
     
  7. Steeley macrumors regular

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    I have some 16:10 Dells and I like the extra height. Golden ratio and all that. They don't play well with Steam Link though.
     
  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I prefer 4:3 since those no longer exist I prefer 16:10 and the dock or task bar on the left so I can use those extra pixels
     
  9. imrazor macrumors member

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    I've got an older iMac with a 16:10 screen (1920x1200), and I really do prefer that ratio. 16:9 feels too cramped vertically, and 4:3 is the same, except horizontally. 16:10 seems to be the sweet spot for me. I'm even tempted to replace my 24" 16:9 Viewsonic with my old 1600x1024 22" Cinema Display, despite the dimmer backlight and stuck pixel.
     
  10. iPaintCode macrumors regular

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    100% agree with 16:10 ratio, as a full-time developer/designer I find the extra height way more valuable than a 16:9 ratio (I believe the 11" MBA has that). I hope Apple doesn't change that but who knows. Far as the Apple TB display I don't mind it at 16:9, 2560x1440 is large enough already.
     
  11. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    While it doesn't particularly matter one way or the other for my own activities I will say I tend to prefer 16:10 for smaller screens (notebooks and tablets).

    On desktop monitors that have well over 1080 lines of vertical resolution i don't really care.
     
  12. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    I prefer 16:10 hence I have a rMBP. I'm debating getting an external monitor but I don't really want to go 16:9. The 16:10 monitors are more expensive or so it seems.
     
  13. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I like the extra vertical real estate. I hope it stays.
     

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