Will the next generation MBP's get IPS?

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  1. josh2012 macrumors member

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    What does everyone think the odds are of the MBP's getting IPS displays when they are next updated? Seeing that the iMac, iPhone, iPad, and the 27" display all are sporting them now..
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    I thought they were already and it was just the first rev of the unibody ones that didn't.

    I may very well be mistaken though.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I think the odds are better for the next revision, rather than the impending one, as that is supposed to be just a speed bump, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  4. karohan macrumors 6502

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    It's easier for desktops to sport IPS panels because they don't have to worry about a battery life. A Macbook Pro with an IPS panel would use considerably more power than one with a TN panel. This would lead to a significant hit in battery life. Considering how small a laptop screen is (in comparison to desktops), Apple would probably consider the loss in battery life as too crippling for not-so-great gains in screen quality.
     
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    IPS displays are getting more and more efficient. The 27" cinema display is one of the most resource friendly in its class and both the ipad and iphone use IPS and power consumption is critical for both. The only manufacturer that I can see rolling new screen tech out for the mass market would be Apple.
     
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    I doubt it. if they haven't done it in the last 4 years, why would they now?

    or if they do, it'll be 17" only.
     
  8. Loops macrumors member

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    What about S-PVA?

    That technology has the reputation for the best LCD black levels. Coupled with a matte finish and a wide gamut -- that would be a much better screen for pro graphics work than glossy TN.

    Battery life is not as important in a professional laptop as the quality of the screen.
     
  9. Loops macrumors member

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    I forgot to mention RGB LED backlighting, too.

    Dell has that on its Studio XPS wide gamut laptop. It uses more power but provides more color coverage: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3509
     
  10. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    fiX0reD
     
  11. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Don't all those screens require beefier housings as well? From what I've seen a TN panel is much thinner than a comparable IPS panel.
     
  12. josh2012 thread starter macrumors member

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    I cant see that thickness or battery life would be an issue as the iPad and iPhone both have IPS displays..
     
  13. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    ipad also doesn't have the same internals as a macbook
     
  14. karohan macrumors 6502

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    I think I read somewhere that the ratio of battery size/capacity to the power required to run for the iPad and iPhone is greater than that for Macbook Pro.
     
  15. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    That would be wrong.
     
  16. Loops macrumors member

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    This is the Macbook Pro forum, right?

    Pro doesn't mean professional anymore?

    An S-PVA wide gamut matte display could be a BTO option.
     
  17. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I know the OP saw the same thread on the first page.
     
  18. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Explain...
     
  19. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    its definitely not size, my iPhone 4 is only a little thicker than the screen portion of my (admittedly classic) MBP, and the iPhone has internals behind it too.

    Might be cost, although thats a crappy excuse.

    Would be nice for it to get an IPS panel, and a higher res...:rolleyes:
     

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