Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Oct 2010 20:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless More mobile phone news! Rumours of an upcoming Palm Pre 2 have been swirling for a while, but now a French carrier has jumped the gun and spilled all the beans. Clearly a transitional device to bridge the gap between the first true HP devices, the devices updates and streamlines the Palm Pre Plus with an updated case, display, and internals. Also, it will pack webOS 2.0.
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2010-10-13

So is a 19" LCD panel not an upgrade over a 21" CRT? Is a 50" plasma TV not an upgrade over a 60" rear-projection TV?

A larger screen only provides actual value if, in fact, that's what you want or that's what your needs dictate. There are some who think touchscreen keyboards are not an upgrade over physical ones.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So is a 19" LCD panel not an upgrade over a 21" CRT?

Hum... Don't get me started on this, I've still to get past the "my eyes hurt" part of switching from CRT to LCD. Just as I finally started to get used to matte desktop LCD screens, I switched to a laptop and discovered shiny screens and lack of contrast management with horror...

Plus substractive synthesis is fundamentally a horrible idea anyway.

Edited 2010-10-14 05:39 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

So is a 19" LCD panel not an upgrade over a 21" CRT?


A wide-screen 19" is most definitely *not* an upgrade compared to a 4:3 21" CRT. In fact, any wide-screen that loses vertical space compared to the 4:3 screen it replaces, even if the "size" is larger, is a downgrade.

Is a 50" plasma TV not an upgrade over a 60" rear-projection TV?


Depends on the plasma and the TV it replaces. ;)

There are some who think touchscreen keyboards are not an upgrade over physical ones.


Here here!!

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

A wide-screen 19" is most definitely *not* an upgrade compared to a 4:3 21" CRT. In fact, any wide-screen that loses vertical space compared to the 4:3 screen it replaces, even if the "size" is larger, is a downgrade.

Indeed, widescreens are terrible for anything else than gaming and watching videos. Though some software manage to make use of the extra space for toolbar storage.

If I wanted a video game console, I'd have bought just that, not a laptop.

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