What are the chances?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Anthony81586, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Anthony81586 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    So I'm getting ready to build my home office and I'd love to have a Thunderbolt Display and all Mac periph's but the current 27" seems to big for my space. I'd like something smaller in the lower 20's would be nice. Obviously this is pure speculation but what do you think the chances are that apple has multiple sizes with their next update to the TBD? I'm trying to hold out but I might just get something smaller and cheaper. Any thoughts??

  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    Well they have discontinued their 20", 24"' and 30" models in favor of the 27" so I'd say it's extremely unlikely.
  3. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    I wouldn't build the entire area around the 27" display. Do some research of some other IPS displays that may be smaller by other brands.

    The most likely update with the TBD will be a redesign to the slimmed down version similar to the iMacs with some updated internals but staying the same 27". The unlikely possibility is that it stays at the 27" size but gets 4K resolution with a Retina panel. Or it'll get bigger and stick with the current panel except 4K size.
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  5. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    I'm unaware of any monitor under 27 inches that is 1560 x 1440. I'd sure like to see it get slimmer, I'm really not sure why that hasn't happened yet.
  6. RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    i think the 4k monitor wont come out until every laptop in the apple lineup is able to use it. imagine having a 4k monitor at the apple store and 75 year old abe walks buy and says oh this is nice and the apple guy has to say you cant use it with anything except the mac pro..apple wont make the new cinema display untill the air and macbook pro can drive the new thunderbolt display in 4k at 60 hertz
  7. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    If height is the problem, you can mount one on a VESA desk stand. I did this once to fit an opening of 18 5/8. The base of the screen was about 3/4 to 1 inch off the desk, but it worked out well for the client. The ability to rotate was handy.

    Chances are, the new one (if it ever comes) will have a "No Stand" option like the current iMacs.

    If a 24 is all you need, just get a Dell U series and be done with it.
  8. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Thats a non-issue because most 75 year olds will crank the resolution down to 600 x 800.

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