Is it possible the next air uses the same panel as the iPad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by akm3, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Apple likes to reuse components across the lines. It would be WEIRD because it would be lower resolution (1024x768) and more weird because it would be going back to 4:3 ratio...But...The 4:3 ratio is actually more useful for computing.

    What do you think? I would have said no, but with these rumors of a much smaller screened air, is it possible we get the IPS 9.7" 1024x768 screen of the iPad?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    They can't even make enough make enough for iPad

    Making larger versions of something they can't make enough? What do you think?
     
  3. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    The pixel density of the iPad is horrible. Why would anybody want to haul around a laptop with the same effective screen real estate as an iPhone 4? Anything less than 1440x900 pixels would be an embarrassment for Apple.
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    No way in hell. Not in terms of a 9.6" variety. Now if you mean the same quality of IPS from LG, possibly. I have been predicting IPS or some other sort of new display tech in the next MBA. I think it will be a 13" display though... so maybe same type if by same type you mean IPS. Definitely not a 4:3 ratio, and definitely not smaller than 11.6" if there's a low-end MBA.
     

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