16:9 in upcoming mbp?

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  1. orangensaft macrumors newbie

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    Do you think apple will change the aspect ratio in the near future to 16:9?

    Would you appreciate this ratio in the upcomping mbp? HP and now Lenovo already did the swap...
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    hell no, they will stick with the golden ratio
     
  3. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Isn't it currently 16:10? How much of a difference will going to 16:9 make?
     
  4. orangensaft thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hope they do so! But there are only a few things left with 16:10...
     
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I sure hope not. There are huge benefits to WORKING with 16:10. The only benefit of 16:9 is watching a movie.
     
  6. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I hope not either...well I hope they do. It will make sticking to my current gen much easier.
     
  7. intelgrande macrumors member

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    Since everyone in here always complains about the vertical screen space lost in switching to 16:9, why not have apple switch to a 9:16 aspect ratio? :D
     
  8. Steve Mobs macrumors regular

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    Are you ok?
     
  9. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I really hope Apple does not follow the pack and use 16:9. The only benefit is to the bottom line since there supposedly cost less to manufacture.

    The golden ratio 16:10 is indeed golden and is recurring in nature and architecture. I scroll up and down and even now keep my dock on the side not the bottom of my screen to maximize space. Also, as a photographer, at least 35% of my pictures are verticals and I hate losing the vertical space.

    I also watch my movies on a television not a laptop.

    Depending on if Apple does this is might delay my timing for an upgrade. It ain't broke, so don't fix it
     
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  11. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Could we call it the FatBook Pro?
     
  12. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Actually, come to think of it, I think you could say 16:9 probably isn't coming since Apple has made it clear that Blu Ray is not a priority. Obviously in the MBA, the need for a 16:9 screen may be virtually non-existent
     
  13. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    +2

    Exactly
     
  14. alust2013, Jan 22, 2011
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    I have good vision, but dang those are painful to look at. I imagine it would be nice for photography or if the OS had any sort of resolution independence (please do this apple, I will love you if you do), but text is teeny.

    I really do like the 16:10 as well. I think it looks better, and is certainly more useful than 16:9. For those who doubt, try excel. Losing vertical pixels is killer when working in any productivity suite, and is most certainly annoying when web browsing. I would say even 4:3 is better, but it's rare to find a 4:3 display anymore, let alone in a reasonably high resolution. Most were 1280x1024, which is actually 5:4, and most displays now beat that.

    I don't mind the 16:9 so much on desktops which are typically 1080p or better, as they still have a respectable res, but on laptops which are already limited in resolution, taking away vertical space is killer.
     
  15. Modernape macrumors regular

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    Please no, not 16:9 - the display ratio was one of the reasons I chose a MBP. If I have a bit more black at the top/bottom of my screen when I play a movie, who cares?!
     
  16. xlii, Jan 22, 2011
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    You saw that cartoon from 1959 too. Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land... here is the part where the golden ratio is explained...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT_Bxgah9zc

    One of my favorites from when I was a kid.
     
  17. zodqyv, Jan 22, 2011
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  18. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just set your dock on hideaway?
     
  19. simsaladimbamba

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    Traveling to the left or right of the screen, if one uses the Dock, is often shorter than traveling to the bottom.

    I set my Dock to the Right or to the Left, but nowadays I don't use it anymore.
     
  20. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I knew there had to be a perfectly good explanation. :D
     

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