[POLL] who wants a retina iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by adildacoolset, May 23, 2012.

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So who wants a retina iMac?

  1. Yes, certainly! Retina is awesome!

    139 vote(s)
    45.4%
  2. Meh, I want to see how its implemented and tested first.

    104 vote(s)
    34.0%
  3. OMG WHO THE HELL WANTS A FREAKING RETINA DISPLAY ON A DESKTOP? Of course I don't want one!

    58 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. what's a retina display?

    5 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    And so june approaches, the question of the future macs dawns upon us. Apple are retinising their displays, but would the iMac have one. And who wants one? Please vote, and comment!
     
  2. Smartie macrumors regular

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    I don't care. I can live with the current res, or a retina. It is unimportant to me.
     
  3. Scrapula macrumors 6502

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    No need for one. Don't get caught up in the hype.
     
  4. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    I want one But in the future since I already spend enough money for the computers.
     
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    If I was in the market for an iMac then I'd be happy with a HiDPI display if it doesn't add to the price of the computer (i.e. Apple would need to eat into the margins).
     
  6. Jawersen macrumors newbie

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    Not a priority... Would not pay extra for that
     
  7. Mr Rogers macrumors regular

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    No to 'Retina'

    A retina display on a 27in iMac makes no sense - indeed, they's have to deploy a desktop GPU to drive this - the AMD 7980M certainly would be wasted with Retina - leave display alone and benefit from better graphics is best policy for 2012.
     
  8. adildacoolset thread starter macrumors 65816

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    same here, just stick to 2560x1440 and good things will happen. That coupled with a 7980M can actually become a really good machine for rendering/editing/programming/gaming etc.
     
  9. Ashok0 macrumors regular

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    I would be first in line to buy one. And for the record, the new ZOTAC cards can do 3840x2160 over DisplayPort 1.2. All we need is the monitor. I can still see a minor screen door effect on my ACD27", more resolution please. :)
     
  10. Cygnus311 macrumors regular

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    No. I don't plan to sit 8 inches from a 27 inch screen so it's pointless. It would also basically require dual desktop GPUs.
     
  11. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I Would rather the matt finish or anti glare finish than Retina. Also if the cost of a Retina screen is higher (which it will be) and apple like to keep the price points about the same, retina will mean I don't get something else for my money. I would rather an SSD as standard.
     
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I'd take retina, but what i WANT is a 30 or 32 inch screen.
     
  13. Matador Red macrumors member

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    For the cost of doing retina on iMac, I would rather have other upgrades. Retina is about 75% marketing hype and from the looks of it a bunch of you are buying into it.
     
  14. Crazy82 macrumors member

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    Same here! Plus 8gb ram standard, dual harddrives, 512 ssd drive and more.:apple::apple::apple:
     
  15. The "Dude" macrumors regular

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    Agreed. The current generation iMac screens are gorgeous at their current resolution. I just hope that they do indeed use the 7980M and not the rumored Nvidia card.
     
  16. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    latest info (taken with a grain of salt) says gtx 680M breaks p6000 3dmark11 with 75-85watt which is mind-blowing. in any case, i hardly believe that gtx680m will be more than 5% worse than 7970m, probably 10% better but twice as expensive (as usual). so im kinda hoping for nvidia.
     
  17. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    I don't think I'd trust any of this year's mobile card offerings (spectacular though they may be) to push around Retina pixels on a 27" screen. Especially if gaming is large part of what you use an iMac for.
     
  18. The "Dude" macrumors regular

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    Good call. They would both be fine for what I intend to use them for. But regardless, they would both be wasted on a retina display.
     
  19. rotorblade69 macrumors regular

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    I care more about a good high quality dedicated Graphics Card in the iMac. Retina Eh well see if it actually improves user experience.
     
  20. Ashok0 macrumors regular

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    How is higher resolution "hype"? I set a foot away from my ACD27" and it doesn't look as "crisp" as my phone. Granted a 'Retina' desktop display would be ~166ppi and not 324ppi but still, if Apple builds it I will start throwing money at my local Apple store. :D
     
  21. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    retina is out of the question for any gpu few years down the road, its just not good enough, so it would be good to erase it from your mind. the thing you will do is lower the resolution (3840x2160 -> 1920x1080) it will still look near-perfect and perform better than todays 2560x1440

    7970m has pixel fillrate of 27.2 GP/s
     
  22. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Would be a great would like but it is definitely not a must have.
     
  23. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I'd take a 128 or 256 GB over retina in a heartbeat. Same for 30" or 32" screen, or 16 GB of RAM standard. Any of those appeal to me more than "retina" when the iMac is already basically "retina" as is from where i sit.
     
  24. Matador Red macrumors member

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    Someone has convinced you that you need the ultimate clarity at a 12" viewing distance. Thats the hype. Do you regularly sit with your eyes 12" from the screen? If not, then your argument is invalid. If you do, you probably need your eyes checked. Retina makes sence in a portable product such as the iPad or iPhone with a highly variable viewing distance and a small screen but not so much in a 27"iMac which is already relatively close to retina at normal viewing distances.

    I personally think that 27 is the sweet spot for me but I agree completely with the SSD.
     
  25. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    I would like one, as long as it's 3840x2160, so I can play games at 1920x1080 with no jagged blurriness.
     

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