Waiting for iMac with Retina Display !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ka-spot, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for retina iMac. Who is with me?

    I don't need an iMac, but I always like the design and I'll definitely buy one with retina display just to use it as a media center.

    The question is not IF.. it is WHEN.

    I'm not alone in this, right?

    So... 2014... Feb, Jun or Sep-Oct-Nov?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    You might see a Retina Thunderbolt Display come first.
     
  3. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably late 2014 or early 2015
     
  4. ka-spot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's very nice. With a mac mini can be awesome media server.

    This is too late :) I want one now :)
     
  5. bounou macrumors 6502

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    I am waiting for either a Mac Pro with top of the line consumer class GPU's (probably won't happen) or a retina iMac.

    My main computer is my MBP but I use my Mac Mini that's connected to a Thunderbolt Display quite a bit and every time I do I wish the display was as nice as the one on my MBP.

    Not sure it will come next year and I'm not sure if the smart thing is to buy the 1st generation of something like a retina iMac, especially if they end up with a retina iMac as opposed to just a 4k display, the GPU you would need to run a display like that well is probably not something Apple is going to want to use.
     
  6. IA64 macrumors 6502

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    I think a 27 inch retina is an overkill... Damn the screen is damn beautiful at 1440p.
     
  7. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, it's already ridiculous to sit front of. :D
     
  8. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Isn't a media center better if it has native HD resolution?
     
  9. MacDarcy macrumors 65816

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    Be prepared to wait for a loooooong time. A Retina screen iMac is years away. The Apple TV is coming first. That will be the media center you want. You'll be able to talk to it and use hand gestures to record and change channels. Rumors say it is coming at the end of 2014.
     
  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I'm hoping for next year.

    I think it may be necessary to use IGZO to get 3840x2160 and 5120x2880 resolutions with low enough power consumption and in a thin enough size.

    I'm a little worried about what they can do with the GPU though. Even twice the performance of the 780M won't be enough for high settings in games at those resolutions.

    Perhaps Apple will shift to using custom form factor desktop GPUs :D
     
  11. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Totally agree. I feel like the current looks like retina as is.
     
  12. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    No way Apple is going to drag its feet on this.As soon as they can put it out it will be on sale.The imac has its own built in customer base.Not so with an Apple television.Unless its going to be an Oled with 4K they are wasting their time.
     
  13. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Besides games (since I don't), will the 780M be able to run the supposed retina resolution of 5120x2880 well without stutter on Logic Pro X?
     
  14. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Why would this matter if the current maximum display resolution is 1440p? External monitor?
     
  15. IA64 macrumors 6502

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    Trust me, the 780M is way more powerful than you think
     
  16. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    You mean the current max resolution of Logic Pro X is 1440? If it is, what I meant was if Logic Pro X was indeed updated for the supposed iMac retina resolution, would the 780M be able to run it smoothly without stutter.

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    Nice.
     
  17. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I've no idea. I don't really even know what Logic Pro X actually is.
     
  18. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, but retina would make it even more comfortable for reading text. I wonder how games would look at 1440p compared to native resolution... Gaming with my late 2012 iMac in native resolution looks amazing.
     
  19. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 27 inch iMac. If you want to pay 6000 for an iMac then wait another 2-4 years. The current screen is awesome. No need to do this.
     
  20. ka-spot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is! I like it too... BUT the 21.5 is with 70% LESS pixel density and it really looks like a crap after owning a retina display Macbook...
     
  21. tomwvr macrumors regular

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    I know I have not always been able to figure out what Apple is going to do - but I think the current version of the iMac may be the last one - what I expect is to see a move toward MEDIA - large screen TV's with all the functions that an average person will need blended into them.

    Tom
     
  22. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry but i dont agree.People need a desktop for work or research.Cant imagine apple giving up that share of the market.Retina in an Ipad that is half the size of the Imac means Retina will appear soon in the model.Didnt cost twice as much for a retina ipod or Ipad so I think the prices will hold.should be an exciting display to sit in front of.
     
  23. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Why bother with retina? It's not like you're going to use the iMac with your face less than an inch away from it to distinguish individual pixels from it.

    I can understand retina for iOS devices since we tend to use it at much closer viewing distances. But on an iMac, I can't imagine why.
     
  24. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    At 1080p on a 21.5 inch display you'll need to sit back close to three feet from the display if you've got 20/20 vision.

    That's quite far. And I'd say most 20-40 year olds have better than 20/20 vision after correction. I'm 22 and I have 20/15 vision.

    In my case I need to sit back close to four feet. At 2160p, I'm able to sit 22 inches from the display which for me is "just right."

    Also there is an improvement beyond being able to identify an individual pixel. Especially so in games.
     
  25. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Everything looks astonishing at 1080p on my iMac. Very, very happy with the display.
     

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