Is anyone else pleased that Apple is still committed to 16:10 in their notebooks?

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  1. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Although the MacBook really isn't the machine for me (much like the original MacBook Air wasn't), I'm pleased to see that Apple still acknowledges the advantages of a 16:10 aspect ratio in their notebooks.

    I actually expected the MacBook Pros with Retina display to go 16:9, and then this new MacBook especially.

    In case anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about, there are plenty of articles and discussions online about 16:10 vs 16:9 in notebooks. Here's an example.
     
  2. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I wish my 11" air was 16:10, the 16:9 aspect ration in one of my beefs with the 11" air.
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Agreed, another nice feature to look forward to on the new Macbook! :)

    Coming from a 11" air, I can't wait!
     
  4. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    I don't know, it doesn't bother me as much as it did back in 2010. I guess I am just more used to 16:9 screens now that it doesn't seem to be a shock to the system anymore.
     
  5. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    Good point. For computers I prefer 16:10 and I'm glad apple is sticking with that...for now.
     
  6. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Apple are probably going to sell a lot more 16:9 Macbook Airs this year than they will sell this new Macbook, so I'm not sure you can say "committed".

    But yes, OSX isn't set up to deal with small, wide screens very well so I'm glad the screen on this is 16:10. I just wish the Macbook Air had it too.
     
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    Yeah, I used to have an 11" air, and other than the paltry resolution my only complaint was the 16:9 display.

    The 12" Macbook fixes that...but after switching to a rMBP I'm not ready to give up the performance for the ideal form factor.
     
  9. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. That's what of my main beefs with my 11". I wish my iMac and all external monitors were still 16:10 too. My 21.5" Dell looks ridiculous.
     
  10. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Yes,16:9 is just a stupid ratio unless you use it solely to watch movies.

    In the same vein, I wish they'd have stuck to something less elongated for the phone. It would be easier to use with one hand and make more sense for documents or photos or websites.
     
  11. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I prefer 16:10 and I'm glad they are sticking with it.
     
  12. Mac32 Suspended

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    Yes! 16:9 work very well on larger screens like the iMac 27'', but 16:9 is impractical for notebooks/laptops.
     
  13. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's one of the few reasons why I prefer MacBooks over anything else.
     
  14. talmy macrumors 601

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    I wish they were still committed to 4:3, but if not that 16:10 will have to do.
     
  15. elchorizo macrumors member

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    Exactly this!
     
  16. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    I agree here. I dont understand all the comparisons to the pads. This is a better version of the AIR or should have been a redesign of that. You cant have AIRS and THIS both.
     
  17. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    I prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio. imo 4:3 is better for word processing, spreadsheets and web browsing. imo Wider aspects are only good for watching wide-screen programming (eg movies etc).
     

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