I would enjoy the change from 16:10 to 16:9, however, I do not want to lose size. I plan on getting the 17". It's not going to be an ultra portable computer for me, school after class and the rare occasion car ride so bigger screen for my use will be better.What if the next gen MacBook Pro turns out to be like this considering the sku 6.1 and 6.2
MacBook Pro 14 - 1600:900
MacBook Pro 16 - 1920:1080
What do you guys think?
Would you be happy buying one?
I agree with that :10 being better for more scree real estate I guess I'm just more used to :9 as I'v only owned 4:3 and 16:9I'm not a fan of the 16:9 aspect ratio. More vertical space is needed, even more so when notebooks are concerned.
It's great for watching HD movies and the like, but for general computer use, 16:10 all the way.
The viewable surface of a 16:9 screen is less than that of a 16:10 screen with the same diagonal.As per said in another thread, the transition from 16:10 to 16:9 doesn't necessarily imply loss of vertical space. It can indicate expanding the screen horizontally. This would also allow the 13" to gain side speaker grills (which have lovers and haters).
thats why you have the hide dock featureThe viewable surface of a 16:9 screen is less than that of a 16:10 screen with the same diagonal.
I wont mind switching to a wider form factor only if the change is followed by a resolution bump. Given that OS X has both the dock and the top option bar, vertical space is already limited and anything under 800 for the 13" is unacceptable.
I don't want a bigger laptop though.
Try moving the dock to the left/right of the screen. I love it that way. Of course I don't actually use the dock and use Quicksilver and Terminal for everything.It lags and is a slow-down when you are multitasking and changing between apps a lot. At least for me.