Is the 13" MBA screen 16 x 9?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by teerexx52, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

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    I have been reading reviews and posts about the MacBook Airs. I bought the 11" because I really wanted the 16 x 9 screen. Is the 13" version 16 x 9 also?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's 1440 by 900. 1440/900 = 1.6. 16/9 = 1.7777....

    So no, not quite 16x9
     
  3. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks very much
     
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    Also, is their any advantage to either screen or is it just personal preference?
     
  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    The 13.3 is 16:10, which was the standard for Apple computers for years. Now it looks like they are slowly moving to 16x9 (like the iMac and 11.6 Macbook Air).

    It is a matter of preference, since Apple usually adds more pixels in the make up for the ratio loss (except in the 27" Cinema Display).
     
  6. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I really like the 16x9 but am thinking I should have gotten the higher res 13". Another thing to puzzle on:)
     

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