Are all 15" PowerBook displays 16:10?

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  1. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    The question is in the title. According to everymac.com the dimensions of the cases are the same.
     
  2. WMD macrumors regular

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    They are *not*... the 15" PowerBook displays were 15:10, or 3:2. The resolution was either 1152x768, 1280x854, or 1440x960.
     
  3. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a

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    They're either 16:10 or something around that.

    I believe the only true 16:9 laptop Apple ever released was the 11" MacBook Air which has a resolution of 1366x768.
     
  4. Colpeas macrumors 6502

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    WMD's right. NO 15-inch PowerBook has ever had 16:10 display. Only 17-inch G4s had 16:10.

    Basically:

    12" + 14" G4 -> 4:3 (1024x768)
    15" G4 -> 3:2 / 15:10 (1152x768 / 1280x854 / 1440x960)
    17" G4 -> 16:10 / 8:5 (1440x900 / 1680x1050)
     
  5. Cox Orange thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the answers and (to Colpeas) for the details.

    Background, of my question: I was wondering, if they had perhaps also had changed dimensions along with the last PowerBooks that had High Resolution Displays. But, ok, they did not. :)

    I'd prefer all of these over 16:9 anyway. :)
     
  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    I read that my 2012 MBA is 16:10? The resolution is 1440x900 and I've had other macs with the same Resolutions (2006/7 MBP, iMac G5 17"). I would have never thought of the iMac or the MBA being 16:10
     
  7. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, the MBA is 16:10. iMacs past 2009 are 16:9.
     
  8. Colpeas macrumors 6502

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    Also all 27" Cinemas / Thunderbolt displays and the 11" MacBook Air are 16:9.

    I personally prefer 16:10 over wider displays. Just because I can fit more on the screen. I even stick with the old aluminum ACD because of that :D However, I might upgrade to dual 24" LED Cinemas in the future, as it is the last ACD to have 16:10 and - of course - has LED backlighting instead of CCFL.
    By the way, do you know about some quality antiglare film for the 24" ACD? I'm so sick of glossy displays....
     

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