Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:48 UTC
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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RE[7]: LOL Google
by kurkosdr on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: LOL Google"
kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

Plus a shit screen resolution.


Which plays 1920x1080 movies with 1:1 pixel matching and plays games without taxing the GPU much (playing games in 1920 x 1080 -compared to a higher resolution- allows for more effects).

I hate the "more pixels is better" motto and the whole "retina" hype. With "retina", you are essentially taxing the GPU more in order to push more pixels than your eye can really see from a normal distance (15cm for tablets and phones, 30cm for laptops). For a 17inch laptop, you don't need more than 1920x1080 for normal viewing distances. For normal viewing distances, it already exceeds the limits of your eye.

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RE[8]: LOL Google
by ze_jerkface on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 23:11 in reply to "RE[7]: LOL Google"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

That's unpossible.

More pixels are always better. ALWAYS. The eye has nothing to do with it. Better hardware is always better. That's why we buy better hardware. Because it's better and has more numbers.

Are you trying to telling me I wouldn't be able see pixels at the molecular level? In the future I will be watching 50 episodes of Full House simultaneously on my fingernail and we'll see who the big dummy is.

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RE[9]: LOL Google
by zima on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 22:30 in reply to "RE[8]: LOL Google"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"Pixels at the molecular level" (comparable in size to the wavelength of light) would be GREAT - it's more or less the thing needed for proper holographic video displays (along with processing power and memory we'll nowhere near).

Imagine a screen which feels like a window or mirror, that's what proper holograms feel like.

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RE[8]: LOL Google
by NuxRo on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 13:00 in reply to "RE[7]: LOL Google"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

Ok, my bad assuming it uses the shitty universal 1366x768. Which Asus model are you talking about exactly?

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