iMac Pro screen >27" ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by m0nkeyb0y, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. m0nkeyb0y macrumors member

    m0nkeyb0y

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    I would love to see a new ibigger Mac option at 32" or even 30". Whether this would be a third size (21/27/30+) or a revamping of the two-size (24/30+?), I don't know. It would also create more interior volume (bigger GPU card?) and surface area to disperse heat, but might also allow for that ever-important "and it's .5 mm thinner."

    How likely is a bigger screen?

    And what resolution would Apple go with? Personally, I think a 5k 27" is overkill and would be happy with a 5k 30 (which is still about 200 dpi) or even 5k 32 (184 dpi). I don't see Apple jumping to something like Dell's 8k 32", but I also don't see them offering less PPI on a "pro" 32 than their 27". Seems like they'd have to engineer some new panel resolution/size. That seems unlikely, but then, Apple's getting back in to the display market, so perhaps.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No idea about how likely it is, but I wonder what price point those puppies would be at. I'm happy with my 27" iMac but I can understand those that need or want a larger display.
     
  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    The 5K resolution was a total surprise. So although no one is expecting a larger screen, we may be surprised :) But in the past, Apple has kept their product lines (and sizes) consistent over a number of years. Except when they don't.
     
  4. saberfi macrumors member

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    Well, I do not think 5k at 27" is overkill. It is a sweet spot for normal computing at 200% scaling (good real estate, retaining crisp details).

    I have seen both 4k and 5k on a 27" monitor and 4k is a pixelated, non-retina viewing experience in comparison (ie. bad). Clearly inferior. Sufficient? Maybe, but after the 5k iMac display, I bet most would find it disappointing.

    I don't believe 5k at 32" will ever happen, simply because you are likely to detect pixels. I see many people saying they'd love something like this, but.. I see it as slightly delusional. Apple just moved away from non-retina - so why would they take a step backwards?

    8k at 32" would be ideal however. The tech is quite expensive as is, but prices will come down, and as Apple brought 5k to the 'masses', I don't see why they couldn't do the same with 8k. Who knows, perhaps next year will already tell.
     

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