Are these the last MBPs with 16:10 screens?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slapple, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    It seems like most laptop manufacturers are moving to 16:9 screens now. It is becoming very difficult to find 16:10 screens anymore. Do you think these latest MBPs will be the last Apple laptops to have 16:10 screens? Or could Apple still use 16:10 screens in the next revision?
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Well the 27" iMacs are the only Apple products that have the 16:9 aspect ratio, so either Apple is reserving 16:9 to larger screen(ie. a refreshed, larger than 24" ACD), or that was the beginning of a full transition. I personally hope it's the former.
  3. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    There are some business grade PC laptops with 16:10 screens too (mostly 1280x800 and some 1440x900).

    16:9 is for toys, not serious tools. ;)
  4. iketeru macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    ahh, this brings me back to the old days of the "waiting for arrandale" thread, when the topic of 16:9 vs 16:10 was brought up several times daily...

    i still don't get why people want 16:9 on the MBP just because other manufacturers have done this to advertise ideal conditions for movie watching. i'm not reading any webpages sideways these days, and if you ask anyone using computers for anything but movie watching, vertical screen real estate is too important.
  5. cyclical macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    I hope not. I think 16:9 is a little too short for work purposes.
  6. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    I'm one of the people who doesn't like 16:9, but I realize it is inevitable. If the LCD makers stop making 16:10, then Apple will have no choice but to use 16:9.

    I'm just wondering if I should buy the latest MBP if it's going to be the last 16:10, or if I should wait for the next faster revision if it will still be 16:10.
  7. Inside_line macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    16:9 is for "pro" movie watchers... don't want to annoy them with wasted pixels the rest of us need for work do you?
  8. smelly cat macrumors regular

    smelly cat

    Apr 17, 2010
    if it's 1366 x 768 I'm not buying it. plain and simple. :mad:
  9. cronin1024 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    I've always thought 16:10 was too short (or too wide, depending on how you look at it) and preferred the 4:3 displays right up until nobody sold them anymore. 16:9 is even worse, and I hope that it doesn't become the new trend. What's next? 2:1? 3:1?

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