future resolution of LED Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bad Paper, May 13, 2010.

  1. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    With the new tighter resolution of the 17" and 15" Macbook Pros (one-third or so more pixels), I wonder whether Apple will one day do the same to the 24" display they have going on. Instead of 1920x1200, we might see something like 2240x1400. Am I crazy to think this?

    I ask because I'm mulling over the 15" MBP with 256MB RAM or the much more expensive one with 512MB RAM. According to Barefeats, the difference means nothing up to 1920x1200, but on larger displays it is crucial.

    I have a crappy Asus 24" monitor now, so the 256MB model should suit me fine, but if there were a 2240x1400 one released, I would pounce on it right away...then regret not having spent the extra $400 for the 512MB VRAM model.

    So. Am I overthinking this?

    [Note: I don't care about processor speed, so i5 vs i7 is a wash; in fact, I prefer to keep the machine cooler, and I assume that i5 runs cooler than i7.]
     
  2. foodle macrumors 6502

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    1) Yes, you are over thinking this

    2) Apple is at the mercy of the LCD manufacturers just like all the other display makers.

    3) There is not a high-rez 24" panel available now, and the panel manufacturers do not have much incentive to make one. However, the 27" LCD panel (like in the iMac or Dell U2711) is 2560x1440. So if you ever aspire to drive one of those the 512MB MBP may be a good investment.

    4) Apple is rumored to have such a 27" display ready for release in June.
     
  3. Bad Paper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    !! I had not seen this rumor. !!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    This has been floating the intarweb for a little while. I was hoping when I purchased my mini + ACD a month ago that they would have the 27", if only to drive the price of the 24" ACD down. Oh well.
     
  5. Bad Paper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, sweet, thanks

    yeah, I'm going to spring for the 512MB model of the MBP, so that one day I can have one of these fancy monitors. thanks!
     

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