23" iMac Gonna Happen?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tjwett, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    buying an iMac G5. everyone is expecting an iMac update next week. think this will bring something new to the line like a 23", perhaps doing away with the 17", or are you all just expecting a speedbump?
  2. auxplage macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Virginia Beach
    The 17" IMO is definitely not going away any time soon considering the price of Apple's 20" display is still $999 (the specs are better), so the 20" price cannot be low enough. Not all people even want an enormous 20" monitor on their desk let alone a 23" monitor. I would love a 23" iMac to marvel over though I would never buy one because of the waste of a monitor. 20" is the biggest I see practical for an all-in-one in the near future (not saying Apple will not come out with one :) ). I am expecting speed bumps.
  3. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    I agree. Personally i would never want a 23 inch all in one on my desk. But thats just me and i can definately see a market for them. Im sure somebody would want one. :D
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Everyone is expecting an update? Doubtful... :p I don't see a 23" coming for some time, so for the next round of updates I wouldn't expect anything too major.
  6. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    I hope+think that the updates will come as soon as possible ;)
    But the only reason I can see the 23" comming is becasue Steve said that 2005 is the year of HD, and the only HD displays from apple are 23" and 30".

    Ok I know that you are going to say "but that is only for the pro line" but look at what happend to iMove.. it went HD :rolleyes:
  7. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    What Apple calls HD and what is HD aren't exactly the same thing. There are two HD resolutions: 1280x720 and 1920x1080. Any monitor with 1280 pixels across (or more) and 720 pixels up and down (or more) is capable of displaying HD natively.

    As it is, 720p native HDTV sets downsample 1080i material and 1080i native HDTV sets upsample 720p material.

    720p gives 60 distinct, full frames per second at 1280x720. 1080i gives 30 frames as 60 fields per second at 1920x540.
    720p pixels/second: 55296000
    1080i pixels/second: 62208000

    Anyway, LCDs and plasmas are progressive displays and interlaced stuff doesn't look right on them. I prefer progressive.

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