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Google It's turning out to be a bit of a crazy week for cool new products, isn't it? We already got Ubuntu Touch Preview for phones and tablets, then we got the new PlayStation 4 yesterday, and today Google surprised us all by launching the Chromebook Pixel. Google's first laptop appears to be a stunning machine - just don't ask who the hell it's for.
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3:2 screen
by Invincible Cow on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 09:08 UTC
Invincible Cow
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2006-06-24

Finally someone cut the widescreen crap.

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RE: 3:2 screen
by kurkosdr on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 12:37 in reply to "3:2 screen"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

Finally someone cut the widescreen crap.


No. Studios are shooting in 16:9, and when not shooting in 16:9, they are shooting in freaking 21:9. How many of you have seen a 21:9 movie played on a 4:3 screen? Let me tell you, 16:9 on 4:3 is tolerable, but 21:9 on 4:3 is ridiculous.

Unless studios get back to their senses and start selling edited-to-16:9 versions of 21:9 movies, along with the unedited (21:9) version, widescreen is the way to go.

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RE[2]: 3:2 screen
by mistersoft on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE: 3:2 screen"
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2011-01-05

I think the answer is there is certainly a market for 4:3 16:9 AND (probably)21:9/18:9 laptops ..same as for TVs and projectors

...but with 16:9 being the biggest market as it's the best compromise for most consumers -with an appetite for 16:9 film&TV content.

I think 4:3 is probably the best ratio for a productivity laptop though. And I strictly mean productivity in MY case where I need to read a lot of research papers and work with a lot spreadsheet data.

and thereby length, for once, is more important than girth.. ..I mean width.. sorry.

video professionals I'm presuming will want the nearest to their native ratio.

and web developers.. well, their a funny crowd, I can't call that one. I personally hate scrolling down more than I 'need to' on 16:9 displays..

If I'd a choice I'd almost go for a 16" or 17" (diagonal) 1:1 square-screened laptop.
But I'm strange.

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RE[2]: 3:2 screen
by Invincible Cow on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 14:02 in reply to "RE: 3:2 screen"
Invincible Cow Member since:
2006-06-24

"No. Studios are shooting in 16:9, and when not shooting in 16:9, they are shooting in freaking 21:9. How many of you have seen a 21:9 movie played on a 4:3 screen? Let me tell you, 16:9 on 4:3 is tolerable, but 21:9 on 4:3 is ridiculous."

A computer is not a cinema. If I use my computer for tall-screen-suited tasks 1800 hours a year and watching movies about 4 hours a year it makes no sense to axe the top and bottom part of my monitor just so I can have no black bars for those 4 hours.

Edited 2013-02-22 14:02 UTC

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