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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AluminumMB, Jan 15, 2011.
Will new MacBook Pros 13" have the 1366 x 768 res like the new macbook airs? Is it worth upgrading?
Dear God, I hope not.... let's stick with 8:5 please...
I doubt it - Id expect the 13" MBAs screen resolution of 1440*900 instead of squishing it to share the resolution of the 11" MBA - that would be stupid on apples part.
I hope not. That would be a downgrade, because although it's more pixels, it's less vertical space on a screen that already isn't very tall. However if they go to 1440x900, that would be a nice upgrade
The 11.6 MacBook Air has the 1366x768 resolution
The 13.3 MacBook Air has the 1440x900 resolution.
I expect the 13.3 MacBook Pro to have the same resolution as the 13.3 MacBook Air.
I understand the point you're trying to get at but going from 1280->1440 is an *increase* in usable vertical area. The aspect may change but you're not loosing anything. Physically it's not a huge difference either, so it shouldn't even be an issue for those that need glasses.
The whole 16:9 v.s. 16:10 issue is completely overblown. The worst lost in terms of pixels I've seen is the whopping 120 pixels you loose going from 1920x1200 ti 1920x1080... And in exchange we get access to some of the best looking screens ever with features like in pane switching, better color gamut, and contrast on the level of many CRTs...
You may be right that the issue is completely overblown, but if 16:9 were so great, why did Apple chose to go with 4:3 in iPad? Pretty much every other slate manufacturers are using 16:9 instead of 4:3.
Personally I prefer 4:3 over 16:9. For the work I am doing, I already find myself constantly scrolling up and down because there isn't enough pixels in my 16:10 1440x900 MBP. It's when I am connected to an ACD that I am not scrolling as much. Extra horizontal pixels don't do much for me on the notebook except on the ACD which has enough real estate for 2 windows.
The new MBP 13" will be 1440*900?
It's possible. No one really knows though. It could stay the same or go up to that.
Would you dump the MBP 2.4GHz (current version) for one?
Would you feel unhappy with yours if Apple released an MBP with a different screen? I myself wouldn't go through the inconvenience of having to sell my old MacBook and getting a new one just for a minor screen upgrade. There are more important things in life to worry about than the latest Apple product, until I reach a point where what I have is too old, and needs replacing.
1366 x 768 would be a step in the wrong direction and would convince me to keep my MacBook just a bit longer.
16:9 rotated by 90 degrees is just pathetic, much much too narrow. 4:3 rotated is very useful for the right application. With 16:9 you basically lose the usefullness of the screen rotation feature. I think 4:3 also gives you better weight balance, not so important for 7 inch but much more for 10 inch devices.
I really really hope that Apple stays 16/10 and goes up to 1440x900 in the next 13" MBP. As they released just a few month ago the new Airs with a mixed aspect ratio across the board, I really really think they will stay 16/10. IF the happen to go 16/9, I'd be happy with 1600x900, that would be sweet too, even though I find the 13" Air res good enough for its screen size.
If they went the 16/9 route, they would probably offer a Full HD option on the 15"s and the 17" would receive a res bump as well.
However what I really hope for is RESOLUTION INDEPENDENCE in Lion, if they deliver, they could go as high as 300 DPI in their screen res (that would be insane and it will never happen in a laptop).
I wouldn't hold my breath. Resolution independence was supposed to come in Leopard, no? Still, 1440x900 on a 13" would go a long way* to convincing me to upgrade to a newer model. (I have the Late 09 13" Pro)
I agree with the others though, 1366*768 would be a step backwards and is quite unlikely.
*Combined with a SB CPU and DP 1.2, I'm sold.
What about the massive loss of pixels going from a 30" ACD (2560*1600) to a 27" ACD(2560*1440) - thats a decrease of 160 Vertical Pixels (Admittedly I have the 27"er and like it, but if they made a 30" with DisplayPort Idve got that instead).