The last 16:10 laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by awesomedeluxe, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. awesomedeluxe macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2009
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Dell sells 16:10 laptops. I'm sure many manufacturers will too.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    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

    Jun 29, 2009
    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

    Jun 4, 2008
    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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