5K iMac: Already obsolete

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Those are just specifications, not actual hardware being delivered.

    Its only obsolete if the computer isn't handling what you're wanting it to do imo.
     
  2. aevan macrumors 68000

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    And the hardware to run 8K would probably require several Xeons and quad-SLI. I don't think we'll see 8K displays anytime soon. This is just the theoretical limit. And the first sentence in the article is just sensationalistic writing.

    With that said, I can't wait for new technologies. We live in exciting times.
     
  3. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    As long as I can not make full profit of Retina in JAVA on my MacBook Pro
    I couldn't care less about 8K, 16K, 32K a.s.o.

    Until now the only advantage is 1920 pixels wide, making it a full blown
    development machine .... although I need reading glasses 3.0 to work.
    And 8K movies and even wallpapers are not to be found anywhere .....

    ;JOOP!
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yup. Totally OBSOLETE! What was Apple thinking?
     
  5. roberthallin macrumors member

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    If something becomes obsolete whenever there's something with higher specs being worked on/planned, then every tech-product ever will always be and have always been obsolete.
     
  6. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    We will all be obsolete one day.
    At least I am (retired).
    Who cares about 640Kb these days? Oh, Bill Gates of course ....

    ;JOOP!
     
  7. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Dude it was obsolete when Microsoft unveiled the Hololens.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Then four months after the 8K is finally released, we'll be asking what's the point of getting an 8K iMac when 16K is right around the corner :rolleyes:

    5K is plenty and will be for a long time to come, in fact I'd rather see them switch to OLED than increase the pixel density again.
     
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  10. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Nah mate :) There are hardly any displays that support 8K, even 4K TVs are hard to find cheaply. The TV manufacturers will delay the 8K TVs anyway so that they can sell all the 4K TVs which they have put so much R&D work into.

    The iMac 5K will be obsolete one day but I don't think just yet (since there is hardly any 4K content anyway!)
     

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