If iPad 3 has 2048x1536, what will the 27" iMac get?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WiiDSmoker, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    It would be a complete insult if the next iMac has the same 2560 resolution if the iPad 3 truly gets the 2048x1536 resolution...what any guesses as to what the iMac would have? 4K maybe?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    the problem is that it is much easier to up the pixel density on smaller displays than on a panel the size of the 27". it will probably take a bit of time for the technology to catch up with the larger displays.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008

    Anything else would be absolutely and completely pointless right now. Ultra.high res is great for smartphones and tables, but have no use on desktops yet. Not to mention that a 27" panel like that would cost a small fortune...
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    And no one is really advertising anything at 27" that has a higher resolution than 2560x1440.
  5. Logos327 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    Why exactly would it be an insult? These are different products for vastly different uses.

    A real example of an insult would be lowering the resolution of the iMac screens (something Apple wouldn't do), not having two completely different products with similar resolutions.

    How many people see an iMac screen and think, "hey, that looks like the resolution is way too low"?
  6. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    Mine looks pretty HD to me. Could be bigger though.
  7. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I think the use and point would be the same as on a tablet: to make it look nicer and more paper-like.

    I don't disagree that it looks good, but it actually has the second lowest PPI of all Mac displays, with the 21.5" iMac having a slightly lower PPI. I mean, obviously it makes sense why, though.
  8. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    The iMac will get a higher resolution screen in time.

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