No IPS in laptops?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JCL, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. JCL macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

    How come Apple hasn't put IPS displays in the MBP or MBA?

    I know they are thicker but I'm pretty sire the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 use IPS displays and both of those devices are fairly thin. Do these devices use a cheaper IPS display which wouldn't be suitable for a laptop? Or is there another reason?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    The air is likely because of thickness, as the lid is extremely thin. Plus, they use more power and are considerably more expensive. Very very few laptops have them, so it doesn't surprise me.
  3. Weepul macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    I don't know the reasons. It would indeed be nice to see Apple do this; Lenovo has started offering IPS displays in some of their ThinkPad laptops, including the sub-3lbs 12" X220 (an ugly but powerful competitor to the Air...) I've seen it in person and it's a pretty nice screen.
  4. JCL thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    I can understand it not being present in the MBA but I would love to see it in the MBP which might bring some meaning back to the Pro distinction.

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