4K screen size speculation

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  1. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I was wondering what your speculation the screen size(s) would be if Apple releases the rumored 4K iMac? I personally hope that the screen is not too large, i.e. above 27".
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    The current iMacs have resolutions of:

    21.5": 1920x1080
    27": 2560x1440

    Now, the minimum that Apple will do is double the resolution and software scale x2 appropriately to give the 'retina' display. That will put the resolutions at:

    21.5": 3840x2160
    27": 5120x2880

    UHDTV (the resolution found on '4K TVs', even though they're not actually industry-standard 4K which is 4096x2160) comes at a resolution of 3840x2160, which is identical to the resolution of what the 21.5" Retina display would be.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. driftless thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, but I am wondering if they will change their screen size offerings with 4K; and, if so, what sizes make sense?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Well their current sizes exactly hit 4K and above with double resolution, so they wouldn't need to increase the display size to achieve 4K.
     
  5. driftless thread starter macrumors demi-god

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  6. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    I agree with Marco Arment that 4k is the most likely resolution of the Retina displays and iMacs.

    http://www.marco.org/2014/01/08/retina-imac-mac-pro-prediction

    Right now the 4k panels on the market are all 24", 28", and 32". Of course Apple could make use of a panel we're not aware of yet, but 24" is my guess of the size of the first retina iMac.
     
  7. driftless thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Lava that is a good article, thanks.

    I would love to see a 24" in the mix, I think that would be a sweet spot for many.
     

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