27" iMac?

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  1. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you guys think of the possibility of a 27" iMac? Apple seems to be leaning away from the 20" model (as they did with the 17"). 30" would be too big, but 27" seems reasonable.
     
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    Not gonna happen. 27" has same resolution as 24", 1920x1200. IF larger model comes, it'll be 30"
     
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    Not necessarily. The 17" MBP used to have less than 1920x1200 (I forgot what) and they increased the amount of pixels on the same size screen (resulting in higher ppi). I'm sure there are 27" LCD panels with higher res than 1920x1200.
     
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    The next step up from 1920x1200 is 2560x1600. 2560x1600 is the resolution that is usually reserved for 30" displays. So if Apple did increase the size of the iMac, it would be 30".

    This might help you
     
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    See, (it would be hard) you could cram 2560x1600 into 27". The 24" iMac has a 1920x1200 res. The 17" MBP has a 1920x1200 res. Both the same resolutions, but the MBP's screen is 7 inches smaller.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Apple tends to use 'standard' sizes and resolutions. There are Sony 18.4" monster laptops that are 1080p, and Sony also have their 10.4 machine that runs at 1680x1050 or something ridiculously dense. Apple keeps it simple. Plus Apple isn't a huge fan of high density PPI in consumer products. *points to 15" MBP* well that's a 'pro' machine, but still case in point.
     
  7. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    What is the problem with a 30" model? If you crammed a 2560x1600 display into a 27" screen, it might be hard to see things on the screen.

    The 17" MacBook Pro's screen is the same resolution as the 24" iMac because the MacBook Pro is a laptop and is designed to be operated from a close distance, so the user is able to distinguish between things on the screen, even if the display has a high resolution.

    The iMac is a desktop, and is designed to be used from a not-so-far distance, so they put lower resolution displays in them so you can easily see things on the screen.
     
  8. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    To be honest, how many people could actually afford a 30" iMac that are in the iMacs demographic... It would be like trying to sell a Mac Pro to a preschooler.
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    There will always be those people...for instance, I've got a 4-core Nehalem MP being used by Mum in the kitchen for websurfing.

    I would get that 30" iMac if they had a touch screen, now that would be a machine to look up recipe's from!
     
  10. suburbia macrumors 6502

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    What would be the appeal of a 30" touchscreen? Besides seeing oily fingerprints all over the display, you would need to sit quite close to it to in order to, well, touch the screen.

    Just give me a matte option for the iMac :)
     
  11. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    The price of the £24" is pretty high at the moment, given that there is only 1 price option below it. I doubt they'll bring out a 27" inch.
     
  12. Pugpuppydude macrumors regular

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    That would suck to have to navigate by hand through a 30" screen. I don't see why everyone wants touchscreen, they suck in my opinion.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I agree. Everyday Touchscreen Computers are like the Flying Cars. Sounds cool, futuristic and neat but proper execution would just be a mess.

    I think the Kindle would be a perfect accessory platform to become a touchscreen book/tablet. Think electronic book, not touchscreen computer.
     
  14. cloan00 macrumors newbie

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    Funny. I believe someday they will... well sort of....

    I sometimes dream that apple will announce a imac pro, 28 inch all silver chassis with a processing frequency of 3.2 ghz (more than likely the i7 quad core) 8gbs of ddr3 ram (with an option for 16) and a track pad built into the keyboard. Oh and the keyboard is full sized with the numeric functions being accessible through the track pad... Oh and both the keyboard and mouse are new forms of wireless technology that enables them to work without batteries... And the mouse takes the shape and texture of the ipod touch.. basically the ipod touch with specific mouse duties.. Then i wake up only to realize that I'm late for my job at Rattegen's Radical Rotisserie (don't ask) and that i should have pursued MIT and not screwed around in school so many years.... Man i miss sailor moon!
     
  15. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    I think the 27" will not have that much of a buyers demand, and apple will wonder about production costs with this model because it may not be that popular. 24" is pretty much large for a desktop... If you start getting real big, the iMac will need to be well equipped - with a discrete GPU and better CPU, and nonetheless pile up the cost.

    You really think there is a market opportunity for a 27''?

    just wondering...because these iMacs are going to start hitting the wallet hard :p

    Then, the MacPro wont be too far off of a well equipped 27" (or 30")...

    I'm doubting this one...:confused:

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  16. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    touchscreens are just a poor purchase!

    The MOUSE is a beautiful thing. Nothing will ever truly take its' place.

    that is one piece of technology that the "1960s" should be proud of :p
    ...it all dates back to 1963 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     
  17. okatidubi macrumors regular

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    Until all the iMac configuration comes in 24" and ditch the 20" completely, the probably for a 27" iMac is 2 pixels of your computer screen.
     
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    20" can't go because of space issues and IF bigger one comes it's 30"
     
  19. modular macrumors regular

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    i get a kick out of reading old speculation. the people who are so sure of everything are just flat out wrong. lol
     
  20. Maserati7200 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was right! 27" iMac with a 2560 x 1600 display! Now it's 2560 x 1440, but only because they switched from 16:10 to 16:9
     
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    Wow, this was a really funny thread to read. Thx for updating it. Just goes to show... no one really knows anything in advance.
     
  22. njl macrumors regular

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    i love it when people say "no it will never happen" LOL

    it make me laugh.
     
  23. RogueVasion macrumors regular

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    That was a quirky little read, lol! :p

    Apple dumped the 20" for a 21.5" and they brought on a 27".
     
  24. keithlcp macrumors newbie

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    But I like the in pack thing which is the magic mouse It is amazing
     

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