iMac Pro screen >27" ?

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

  1. m0nkeyb0y macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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


    Sep 1, 2007
    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


    Oct 7, 2015
    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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