Macbook Pro 16" and 18" models. Good or bad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by .Chris, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. .Chris macrumors 6502a

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    I like to hear what you guys think on this idea. a 16" and 18" macbook pro line. a 16 and 18" screen cuts down on the tallness of the screen since the screen is 16:9 great for watching and editing movies as well as multitasking. I also think that this will really make the macbook pros stand out.

    This of course would be great if they don't charge 2000 and up on it, as you could get the same specs on a PC for half the price.

    But what do you think? Good idea or bad idea?
     
  2. MPHL macrumors regular

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    I think the 15'' and 17'' are perfect. Why change it?
     
  3. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that there needs to be an 18", the 17 is hella big.


    Aren't those not widescreen though?
     
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  5. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Your missing the ponint

    the 16" and 18" would make the screen 16:9 witch would make the screen less tall, but more wider. The computer may be a inch or two wider but by not that much.

    It will replace the 15.4 and 17" and yes they are widescreen, but 16:10, thats why they have tall screens.
     
  6. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind having a 13" MBP, it'd be a little easier with the travellin I do.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Problem is that LCDs are going 16:9 rather than the 16:10 so we can't have a 15" and a 17" anymore. EDIT - actually there is a 17.3" 16:9 screen.


    The screens are going full 1080p and really odd sizes.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Please do not ever put out a 18" computer; seriously it's like the 20" Dell Inspiron XPS. Who the hell would find that portable in any way?
     
  9. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

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    Word...

    ... that is my rally cry! 13 inch MBP!:D:apple:
     
  10. Eric. macrumors regular

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    I read somewhere that the replacement for 15.4" laptops is going to be 15.6", so not a whole lot of difference in physical size. LCD manufacturers want to bring everything in line with HDTVs, so 16:9 ratio rather than 16:10. Personally I think it'd be better off leaving it at 16:10 because that leaves some extra room to have whatever toolbars if you are doing HD editing or something. Resolutions are gonna look funky besides the usual 1920x1080 and 1280x720.
     
  11. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    if the size and weight difference is negligeable then bring on the 16:9 MBPs!
     
  12. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    16x9 is good if the rez if high enough 1280x720 isn't enough in my opinion. You don't get a lot of window 'height' in 16x9, but if the rez is too low you can't really put two side by side effectively either.

    1680x1050 is an awesome rez that I would love to see on the ~15" size.
     
  13. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    1680x1050 would be 1680x945 in 16:9; you would lose ~100 (105) pixels

    which is unfortunate
     
  14. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Oh I'm sorry I meant those as two separate statements. I prefer 16x10 personally.
     
  15. bektravels macrumors regular

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    +1

    Count me in on that too.
     
  16. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    16:9 vs 16:10

    If you see a 16:9 screen, it would be widder and less tall, whitch in my opinion would be best for multi tasking. hold more information.

    I agree, they should have a smaller verson of the macbook pro or at least offer the macbook in a 15" size,
     
  17. kabunaru Guest

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    How about a 14" and 16" MacBook Pros? Think smaller not bigger. :rolleyes:
     
  18. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thouse sizes are ok, I guess i'm more towards having the screen moved to 16:9
     
  19. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    widescreen computer displays are all 16:10 and always will be. dont ask me why… more room for the dock/menubars/taskbars
     
  20. masse macrumors 6502a

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    asus and acer are making 16 and 18" computers.

    I'd personally like a 14".
     
  21. CWallace macrumors 603

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    The advantage of 16:9 panels is they are cheaper to manufacture then 16:10 panels, so that could help reduce prices or make the addition of better quality components and technologies (LED backlighting) for the same price as current 16:10 panels.
     
  22. HFU macrumors regular

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    AUO, CMO, LG, Samsung are prepping for 14" (1280x780), 15.6" (1366x768) and 17.3" (1920x1080) 16:9 panels. As HDMI, DisplayPort, Blu-Ray are emerging in Montevina generation update, the 16:9 panels are becoming mainstream for HD authoring and playback. Though MB and MBP would lack some pixels if going this route.
     
  23. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    That 15.6" seems very low resolution, especially considering that the current 15.4" MBP is 1440x900
     
  24. TheManOfSilver macrumors regular

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    ... and there are 15.6" 16:9 screens too.

    For the record, I think it's both a great idea (c'mon, we all watch video on our laptops at some point, and it's all going HD) and inevitable. All video (pre-recorded, live, streaming, etc.) is going 16:9 (and HD).

    Both MB and MBP are long overdue for a redesign, so what better time to bring in a dramatic change with an all-widescreen, all-HD lineup?
     
  25. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    For you, yes. For everybody else, what do you say we give them a choice of sizes, say from 12" to 18".

    This is what Toshiba will be offering this summer. I hope Apple offers a comperable range.

    http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/qosmio
     

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