The last 16:10 laptop?

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  1. awesomedeluxe macrumors member

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    So I was thinking -- this is probably going to be the last major laptop with a 16:10 screen, isn't it? The difference between 16:10 and 16:9 isn't that huge, though personally I would prefer the extra vertical space. Unless I'm mistaken, Apple is the only company that still makes 16:10 laptops. Does anyone else expect them to move to 16:9 next year?
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Dell sells 16:10 laptops. I'm sure many manufacturers will too.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    This has come up for a few years now. I really hope that they do not move to 16:9 because I'll really miss the vertical screen space.
     
  4. awesomedeluxe thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you remember which models? It seems like the latitude line is all 16:9.

    I agree with this, and I think it's very possible someone at Apple agrees with this too -- back when the unibody model was introduced, a conscious decision was made to lock into the 16:10 ratio over the years rather than move to 16:9. However, with the majority of screen manufacturers making 16:9 screens, moving to 16:9 is, I suspect, unfortunately the cost-efficient choice.
     
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Long live 16:10!

    Actually I don't really care, I like the vertical pixels for productivity but I watch enough 16:9 video to negate that advantage. Apple can't change now because the unibodies are designed for a 16:10 display, I bet the next enclosure redesign will see the switch 16:9.

    The last gen HP Elitebooks and the Thinkpads were 16:10 but the recent update got 16:9 screens. The manufacturers can hold out but 16:9 is inevitable, I just hope they don't ever go to 21:9.
     

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