Will Macbook use 16:9 for macbook pro in future

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michal11, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Michal11 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    the question is obvious. Whole industry has already switched to 16:9 ratio displays and at this moment only apple uses 16:10 on its macbook pro line. Do you think they will keep it or they will use 16:9 as well?

    I so wish they keep 16:10 as I personally find 16:9 horrible and squished looking.

    ah sorry for topic name mistake: It should have been " Will Apple use 16:9 for macbook pro in future "
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Hopefully not.
    But 2.35:1 might be enticing.
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    The iMac is, but then it's also a surrogate television.
     
  7. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I dread that move.
    16:9 works okay for really small devices like a netbook. It works well enough for big screen 27".
    But from 12-20" it just cuts away a bit of screen and doesn't give you anything for it. I cannot hear that crap about black borders. Black borders don't matter. What matters is how big the box is and how well you can fit stuff on the screen. 16:9 15.6" is about equivalent to a 16:10 14.1" and the 14" is a lot small and easier to stuff into bags.
    They shouldn't go wider that should go higher again. A4 format is just about perfect. IMO.
    I do think though that this move will come. Apple is afaik the only one who still sticks to 16:10 and the display manufacturers will seduce them to switch for lower prices, when a chassis redesign happens.
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I prefer 16:10 by a huge margin.

    That said there's a higher yield rate for 16:9 when the manufacturer is making panels. 16:9 offers the Mfg two advantages. First is the fact that widescreen TV's in that format are the defacto standard. Second is the willingness of PC makers to accept them.

    That Apple has continued to stay with 16:10 for this long is impressive. Yet knowing the money they'd save by going along with the rest, it wouldnt surprise me to see Apple abandon 16:10.
     
  9. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Apple have to be one of the few manufacturers who have not gone down the 16:9 1366x768 route. I get fed up trying to find Windows laptops for friends that are 15" and not at this resolution. It's fine for 13" or smaller, but it just looks too pixelated on larger screens.

    I really hope Apple don't change!
     
  10. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    The 11" air is 16:9 and that is probobly the main reason I wont ever own one. Compared to 16:10 16:9 is so squshed in vertical resolution. I dont get why pc makers dont use 16:10 and i also dont get why they all put the trackpad off to the left making users reach across their body to use it
     
  11. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    Because with widescreen TV's being so popular, there are huge numbers of 16:9 panels available, so they're cheap.
     
  12. Risasi macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean the trackpad being in the middle? I'm glad it's there. Even though I use it with my right hand most of the time, I'm a lefty and do switch to my left if I'm holding something else like a phone in my right hand.


    And yes, me too... I hope they stick with 16:10. I'll console myself with the fact that even PC manufacturers offer 1680x1050 as an upgrade option. It will probably stick around, 16:10 might just cost a premium.

    I also don't care about black borders when watching movies, I hardly ever do it. If I am it's usually The Office or something similar from Hulu/Netflix while working, and it's usually running on a second monitor off to the side.
     
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    Your question is odd since a computer cannot use software, but yes, a Macbook can run Microsoft Office stuff.
     
  14. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    New user with what looks like SPAM links in his signature.
     
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    :eek: I should have spotted that I am talking to a spam bot.
     
  16. techno99 macrumors newbie

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    16:10 is the primary reason I'm going to buy a Macbook. If I could get a 16:10 Asus, I probably wouldn't spend the extra money on the Macbook.
     

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