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

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

  1. .Chris macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2007
    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


    Apr 7, 2008
    I think the 15'' and 17'' are perfect. Why change it?
  3. bbbensen macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2008
    I don't think that there needs to be an 18", the 17 is hella big.

    Aren't those not widescreen though?
  4. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
  5. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2007
    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

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    I wouldn't mind having a 13" MBP, it'd be a little easier with the travellin I do.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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

    Westsider 4 Mac

    Apr 12, 2007
    On the West Side

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

    Mar 30, 2008
    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

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    if the size and weight difference is negligeable then bring on the 16:9 MBPs!
  12. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    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

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    1680x1050 would be 1680x945 in 16:9; you would lose ~100 (105) pixels

    which is unfortunate
  14. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Oh I'm sorry I meant those as two separate statements. I prefer 16x10 personally.
  15. bektravels macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007

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


    Aug 22, 2007
    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

    Jan 28, 2008
    How about a 14" and 16" MacBook Pros? Think smaller not bigger. :rolleyes:
  18. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2007
    Thouse sizes are ok, I guess i'm more towards having the screen moved to 16:9
  19. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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


    May 4, 2007
    asus and acer are making 16 and 18" computers.

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


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    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

    Jun 8, 2005
    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


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    That 15.6" seems very low resolution, especially considering that the current 15.4" MBP is 1440x900
  24. TheManOfSilver macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2004
    ... 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

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    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.

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