Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 13:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems News of the year in the technology industry. "The Fit's most important spec its display, with a nod to Sony's TV division: they come with 1600x900 or 1920x1080 touchscreens and nothing else. 'We're not going to offer 1366x768," reps said. 'We've killed that.'" This is Sony's new, simplified entry-level notebook line. Very, very welcome news in a world where even a supposedly "Pro" laptop that costs $1199 ships with... A 1280x800 resolution. This bottom-of-the-barrel crap needs to be eradicated, and good on Sony for taking this step.
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RE[2]: Sad news to me.
by latreides on Wed 8th May 2013 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad news to me."
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This seems counter productive. Buy a high resolution screen so you can mimic a lower resolution screen...

The penalties (power, cost, cpu/gpu, etc...) to render a higher resolution and pretend its a lower resolution are not worth the trade off. As far as I am concerned its a one sided relationship where there is heavy cost with no gain. If I were a PC gamer, or a graphic artist that goes gaga over smoother fonts, I may have a different opinion, but I am neither and I enjoy reasonable size interface elements.

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