4:3 Aspect come on Apple!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EnzoAmata, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. EnzoAmata macrumors regular

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    I bought the new 2011 MBP 13" - 4:3 aspect ratio! Why?

    The Air does 16:9 and it's 11"

    Why didn't I check the specs before buying just assumed it would be 16:9 - I know I'm an ass but why doesn't Apple have 16:9 on it's 13" models?
     
  2. kjos8035 macrumors member

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    ...wait. what?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's 16:10, not 4:3. Besides, it's a lot better than 16:9, which would give you around 10% less pixels.
     
  4. kjos8035 macrumors member

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    This. Why you runnin 1024x768, brah?
     
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  6. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    I meant to write 16:10, my bad.

    I mean though no wide screen the Airs screen is better for space than the MBP.
     
  7. kjos8035 macrumors member

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    The hell does this mean?
     
  8. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    The MacBook Air has the same aspect ratio. It is widescreen. You are confused.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How did you come up to that conclusion? If 13" MBP had 16:9 screen, it would most likely be 1280x720 or 1366x768 which is worse than 1280x800. 16:9 screens are cheaper to manufacture but that does not imply that they are better.

    11.6" MBA has 1366x768, which is approximately 16:9.
     
  10. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    Air : 1366x768 (native)

    Pro : 1280x800 (native)

    The Air has widescreen the MBP doesn't the screen seems far more box like than the Air.

    On the Air your windows have far more space on screen on the MBP with the same windows it's boxed in and the same things don't fit.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    1366/768 = 1.77
    1280/800 = 1.6
    4/3 = 1.33

    Both 1.6 and 1.77 would be considered wide screen in this context. Anything significantly larger than 1.33 would. Your basic premise does not make any sense.
     
  12. kjos8035 macrumors member

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    Smaller resolution does not mean it isn't widescreen. And 16:10 will have more height than 16:9, making it slightly more "box like".
     
  13. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Air has the wider native screen resolution and with that you can fit more apps on screen and they also look less box like. I can load the twitter client on both and it looks thiner and better on the air if I load it on the MBP, if I try to re size it to be as thin as on the Air the content is squashed.
     
  14. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    I was comparing the 13" version of both laptops. Didn't notice the 11.6" in your original post. 16:10 is still considered widescreen.
     
  15. EnzoAmata, Mar 7, 2011
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    Yes that doesn't look good next to the Air.

    I admit making an initial error on the term widescreen and typing 4:3 when I meant 16:10 but the issue I was trying to bring up is apps look better on that 16:9 aspect ration next to the MBP, the content is box like and squashed.
     
  16. un.titled macrumors regular

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    You should get a 25:1

    2000 x 80 is the new craze.
     
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  18. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    That doesn't make any sense. What does the aspect ratio of the display have to do with the shape and content in your apps?
     
  19. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going to have to take pictures to show you guys.
     
  20. un.titled macrumors regular

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    Most programs, websites, and documents are vertical oriented. Now if you want two programs side by side, a wider screen will help with that, but you're talking about a 13" screen anyway.
     
  21. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just going to have to start to use spaces...a feature I've never gotten into the habit of using...

    I do want things side by side.
     
  22. un.titled macrumors regular

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    Then in my opinion, a 11" - 13" screen isn't very practical to begin with.
     
  23. EnzoAmata thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tell me about it I've got a 27" iMac - lol
     
  24. un.titled macrumors regular

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    I have a 24" iMac and I purchased a 13" MBP. I definitely had to change my style of computing between the two.
     

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