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  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    If you don't know, don't post.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    saturnotaku wrote:

     

    If you don't know, don't post.

    I asked you to explain what you said, you are the one supposed to provide the answer.

     

    Standard Widescreen Ratio (like your TV) is 16:9. So why is 16:10 'better' (in your opinion)

     

    As you don't know, don't bother.

  • dhinged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    16:10 is better than 16:9 because you get more screen height in pixels. 4:3 is usually better than 16:10 because you get either more screen height or use up less desk space without having to squint at tiny text on the screen.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    dhinged wrote:

     

    16:10 is better than 16:9 because you get more screen height in pixels. 4:3 is usually better than 16:10 because you get either more screen height or use up less desk space without having to squint at tiny text on the screen.

    You have some serious size issues going on.

  • dhinged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Really? And what issues are those? Currently I have a 4:3 laptop on a typical laptop desk I bought at Wal-mart, and the current laptops won't fit on those desks with a mouse. I used a 16:9 laptop at work with 1366x768 resolution and it was difficult to work with. The 1920x1080 screen I used had text so small I could barely read it. How is a Mac's 16:10 screen better than my 4:3 screen? I lose something no matter what, and gain nothing, except that I won't see black bars on a full-screen movie... really? That's why we all moved to widescreen? Apple's decision to manufacture all of their laptops in widescreen is a pathetic industry move to save money and conform... is that what Apple's standards are? To save money and conform? I thought that's what they lambast other manufacturers for; think different? The iPad is different... everybody seems to love that. Why don't they build a Mac in 4:3 like the iPad, so I can have a better work environment? I don't watch movies on my laptop. Why is widescreen better on a laptop again?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    dhinged wrote:

     

    Really? And what issues are those?

    This is not an appropriate forum to discuss that subject.

     

    Carry on Trolling

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    If there were a market (and you alone are not a market) for such things, rest assured they would be built. I find it very curious that you are pinning this on Apple when every single solitary computer company is producing widescreen displays for their notebooks, and this has been the case for years.

     

    By the way, the maximum resolution of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 1680x1050. Splits the difference rather nicely between 1366x768 and 1920x1080.

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Soon as you answer why having a huge pagefile is necessary on a Windows sytem with more than 4 GB of RAM, I'll tell you why 16:10 resolution is better than 16:9.

  • dhinged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Really... not an appropriate forum to discuss the subject... even though you throw it out there.

     

    Maybe I need to clarify. I am looking to buy a Mac because Windows 8 is an unfriendly production machine. Apparently I can't go into those issues on this forum or someone will think I'm out of line, but looking at the current Macs, they're all widescreen, so I either have to buy a bigger machine to get the same text size ratio, or squint at the screen just so it will fit on my desk, or lower the resolution so I get bigger text and less screen height. However, Apple is not "thinking different" with their Macbook Pros (unless you consider 16:10 as being different) and they're certainly not offering a better screen ratio than previous PC's (including old iMacs, which are personal computers too), so basically I have to lose several useful things to gain one useless thing when it comes to screen display. Sure, it's nice to have upgraded components and specs, but I have to compromise pretty heavily for that, and I see no reason to, and I see no reason for Apple to have to. It seems as if they're just conforming. Forbid I should throw it out there that I'm looking for an equivalent screen size and ratio in a current Mac to what I've got now, and that there might be others who agree with me. I feel I'm in the audience of their 1984 commercial at this point.

  • dhinged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't pin it on Apple, I pin their seemingly contradictory desire to make a less-useful 16:10 monitor for their Macbook Pros when they typically make the best they can. That was a downgrade to the previous screens overall. I guess I'm not sure why they make a 16:10 laptop monitor but a 4:3 iPad.

  • dhinged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    saturnotaku, only Microsoft can answer that, and that's never been a problem for me that I'm aware, and that's not my problem anyways, because I'm thinking of getting a Mac instead of Windows 8. If it means I get a Mac mini to get the screen I want (and widescreen isn't bad on large screens, especially with my own keyboard and mouse), then I'll suffer not having a laptop. The whole point is I want Apple to make a Macbook Pro with 4:3 aspect ratio, and I gave my reasons why. It's sad somebody thinks I'm trolling here; I'm just trying to get the conversation started. I don't understand why anyone's beholden to widescreen on a laptop; it's doesn't make much usability sense.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    dhinged wrote:

     

    I don't pin it on Apple, I pin their seemingly contradictory desire to make a less-useful 16:10 monitor for their Macbook Pros when they typically make the best they can. That was a downgrade to the previous screens overall. I guess I'm not sure why they make a 16:10 laptop monitor but a 4:3 iPad.

    Turn the iPad sideways, now it's WideScreen.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    You're wasting your time feeding the troll, CS.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    Well I hoped some sense would appear, but I thnk you are correct. Happy New Year Varjak

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)

    To you as well, a safe and happy New Year.