Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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I can only hope
by shotsman on Thu 8th Mar 2012 07:07 UTC
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That once people see this screen, they will realise how crappy most laptop screens are.
Then I hope we can start to get laptops with displays with resolutions like this.
I've just been given a new work laptop. The vert resolution is 768 pixels.
This is so 2000.
I'd like the numpties who made this decision (the old ones had 1050 vertical) try doing decent software dev on it using the current generation of tools.
Don't even get me going on how much a waste of space the MS Office ribbon is on this size screen. What a joke.

I'd certainly pay a small premium (not the current arm and two legs) for a Laptop with a decent screen with at least 1200 vertical resolution.

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RE: I can only hope
by talaf on Thu 8th Mar 2012 08:16 in reply to "I can only hope"
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When I'll have to change my 4:3 thinkpad for one of those "built for entertainment" business computer and their 16:9 screens, it's gonna be a sad day indeed...

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RE: I can only hope
by John Blink on Sat 10th Mar 2012 23:15 in reply to "I can only hope"
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Totally agree.

You look at the specs of some of these laptops, and say good specs good specs, then you see the resolution and say shit!

I think that is the only thing keeping price down.

I need that resolution, but I know having dealt with the elderly they need bigger writing on the screen instead. So there is a market for both, and therefore I think they shouldn't stick a premium on high res.

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