Any chance Apple's new iMacs will have a glossy screen option?

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  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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  3. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So no glossy screen or LED backlighting or higher resolutions... bummer!
     
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    LEDs are still expensive in those sizes. Only the 15" MBP got them, not even the 17" did.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think i'd like to see a glossy BTO option on the iMacs. i know LED won't be coming out anytime soon for them, but i do like the look of my Macbook's glossy screen. and i wonder how it'd be on an iMac.
     
  6. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I can perfectly understand about the LED backlighting, but there's no reason why Apple can't offer BTO options for people who would like higher resolutions and / or glossy screens.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    glossy is definitely a possibility imo. higher res is iffy. i don't know what the panels they're using are capable of or what alternatives are out there of similar quality.
     
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    I can envisage a glossy option coming to the iMac, yes :)
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How many desktop displays are there with gloss? I haven't seen a whole lot. It seems a lot less necessary, considering how bright desktop screens are, and how they're used essentially in a single fixed location.
     
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    Price - the larger the amount of the same panels they buy, the cheaper they are...
     
  11. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope the new iMac looks something like this:
     

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    Apple Copying?

    I don't think Apple is in the habit of copying HP...
     

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  13. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But not if the new iMac has an interface like this:
     

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  14. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Problem is that the iMac isn't meant to be that much of a BTO line, choose you size, RAM, HDD, and video. I don't see them offering glossy and matte options. When they went Core 2 and the 24" came out last year they were brighter.
     
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    Interesting how it manages to not look ugly when you view it directly head-on. :D
     
  16. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I hope they stay away from glossy screens in the iMac line
     

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