New iMacs with new display resolutions?

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  1. lozpop macrumors 6502

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    First of all, iMac displays are gorgeous and I don't feel the need for a Retina display on a desktop computer that stands 60 centimeters away from my eyes.

    Anyway, do you think that the new iMacs will have slightly higher resolutions?

    Since I'm a UI designer, I would by the 27" with the actual resolution to work on iPhone and iPad Retina UIs, but if the new 21" will feature a slightly higher resolution, I could go for it.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not likely. Display resolutions tend to go in jumps, not creeps.
     
  3. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the first MacBook Air 13" was 1280x800, while now it's 1440x900.
     
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  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    I would like to see a return to the 16:10 ratio for iMacs, giving 2560x1600. I don't expect that to happen unfortunately.
     
  6. lozpop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah sure, 4K is too much today, but maybe the 21" could go from 1920x1080 to 2048x1152. Is that technically impossible?

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    I think they went with 16:9 because it's best for movies. I own an iMac 24", so 16:10, and I love this proportion.
     
  7. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    I could imagine a 16:10 resolution on the new one. Although it's not likely to happen.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Does anyone make a 21.5" 2048x1152 panel? I thought they were all 23" thus preserving the dpi. 16:10 was better for video editors (tools/timeline along the bottom).
     
  9. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

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    Not that I'm in the market for a new iMac but personally I think a 30" 2560x1600 iMac would be pretty cool.

    The extra 3" and 160 vertical pixels would be nice in their own right but more than that it would bump up the volume of the case allowing for better and/or more components inside.

    Not that I see this happening, I heard somewhere that 16:10 displays are less cost effective than 16:9, I don't know if that's actually true but it has some sense to it.
     
  10. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    16:9 displays are more cost effective when you can use the same components for TVs because of the economies of scale. But that only applies to TV resolutions such as 720p and 1080p, neither of which apply to the 27" iMac. Although that is perhaps why so many people are looking at 4K for the potential retina iMac.
     

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