Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 13:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems News of the year in the technology industry. "The Fit's most important spec its display, with a nod to Sony's TV division: they come with 1600x900 or 1920x1080 touchscreens and nothing else. 'We're not going to offer 1366x768," reps said. 'We've killed that.'" This is Sony's new, simplified entry-level notebook line. Very, very welcome news in a world where even a supposedly "Pro" laptop that costs $1199 ships with... A 1280x800 resolution. This bottom-of-the-barrel crap needs to be eradicated, and good on Sony for taking this step.
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RE: Sad news to me.
by Chrispynutt on Tue 7th May 2013 14:22 UTC in reply to "Sad news to me."
Chrispynutt
Member since:
2012-03-14

Well if the OS vendors got resolution independence sorted pixel size wouldn't matter.

In fact the text would be sharper and less fuzzy, rather than smaller.

An iPhone 4 doesn't have smaller text or icons than a 3GS, just sharper.

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RE[2]: Sad news to me.
by Nelson on Tue 7th May 2013 14:27 in reply to "RE: Sad news to me."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Windows Blue is getting automatic DPI scaling which should help on the Desktop side of things with resolution independence. The Metro side already scales rather well, afaik.

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RE[3]: Sad news to me.
by _txf_ on Tue 7th May 2013 20:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad news to me."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

The Metro side already scales rather well, afaik.


yah, and fills it with absolutely nothing. The information density in metro apps is simply appaling

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