How long until Retina iMacs now?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ryox, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Ryox macrumors 6502a

    Ryox

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    So, any guesses on how long until they start manufacturing 27" sized retina display panels?

    I don't think the technology is ready even for the 15" rMBP right now but they're already here.

    I originally thought 3 years from now but now I'm not so sure.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. diagnostics247 macrumors member

    diagnostics247

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    With the current form factor of the upcoming iMac release coupled with the amount of GPU power needed to power 27" of Retina display... A long while.
     
  3. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    27" already comes close to retina display. I don't notice much difference when I compare it to the retina notebooks. Besides, iMacs are very powerful. Keeping that up with higher resolution will take A LOT of improvements, and I won't even think of how videogames will run...
     
  4. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Retina for iMacs is less then iPads one would guess. As you face is not that close to the iMac screen. In saying that I think the iMac screens are plenty good enough now. (ie amazing).

    And as said above it's probably a while before gpu tech catches up to be able to power a 21/5" or 27" retina screen in that form factor without too much heat.
     

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