Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st May 2013 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Asus has just announced the cure for the common 20-something-inch 1080p display: a small TV-sized 31.5-inch monitor with a massive resolution of 3840x2160. Engadget reports that the Asus PQ321 display, which uses IGZO technology to reduce energy usage and thickness, includes DisplayPort and dual-HDMI input, integrated speakers, and an adjustable stand." The dread of 1366 and 1080p is being removed. Finally.
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RE[3]: IMO, this solves nothing.
by Alfman on Sat 1st Jun 2013 02:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: IMO, this solves nothing."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

smashit,

"16:9 was just a cheap way to increase the nominal size, without delivering more physical area"

When my old monitor died, I already knew that I wanted a 4:3 21in flat screen, but there wasn't a single new 4:3 for sale at our local computer stores. I ended up getting 16:9 due to the lack of choice, but I wasn't happy about it. Widescreens might be ok for movies, but I don't like them at all for the predominantly vertical document / source code editing I need to do. When I browse full screen most websites just can't make good use of those extra horizontal pixels. More often than not the extra horizontal pixels become useless white-space around a fixed width static content area. Expanding the content by zooming just exacerbates the lack of vertical pixels.

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