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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Unfortunate
by latreides on Tue 7th May 2013 14:22 UTC
latreides
Member since:
2011-03-20

That is unfortunate. I love Sony products but I will not buy a (non TV) device with a resolution much higher than 1366x768 and these are becoming increasingly hard to find. Another one bites the dust.

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RE: Unfortunate
by dbolgheroni on Tue 7th May 2013 17:14 in reply to "Unfortunate"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

I don't know where you live, but in Brazil it's very very hard to find any laptop that's not 1366x768. If you want more, you have to pay for high-end Dell's.

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RE: Unfortunate
by tylerdurden on Tue 7th May 2013 17:42 in reply to "Unfortunate"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Wow, people actually want low screen resolutions by choice?

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RE[2]: Unfortunate
by tidux on Tue 7th May 2013 18:50 in reply to "RE: Unfortunate"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Yep, they're called morons.

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RE[2]: Unfortunate
by Yoko_T on Tue 7th May 2013 23:49 in reply to "RE: Unfortunate"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

Wow, people actually want low screen resolutions by choice?

Hell,yes pea-brain. Unlike you and your friends, not everyone is a brain-damaged gamer.

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RE[2]: Unfortunate
by Soulbender on Wed 8th May 2013 20:00 in reply to "RE: Unfortunate"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Low resolution" is relative to the physical size of the display. 1366x768 is not necessarily low.

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RE: Unfortunate
by Kivada on Wed 8th May 2013 09:09 in reply to "Unfortunate"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

That is unfortunate. I love Sony products but I will not buy a (non TV) device with a resolution much higher than 1366x768 and these are becoming increasingly hard to find. Another one bites the dust.


Are you that guy that used to work in the IT lab at the school I went to that had all of the 1600x1200 LCD displays set to 1024x768 instead of increasing the font DPI to 120 in Windows, which caused them to look like a blurry pile of crap because you didn't know that LCDs only look good at their native resolution or at exactly half of it?

I.E. If you are running a 1920x1200 display and have to run it at a lower resolution the only way for it to not look blurry is to run it at 960x600. Remember this if you have a crap GPU and want to play a game, this may just allow you to get acceptable performance since it's only 1/4th the total number of pixels that the GPU has to crank out, but they are scaled perfectly across 4 of the physical pixels of the screen.

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RE[2]: Unfortunate
by latreides on Wed 8th May 2013 19:20 in reply to "RE: Unfortunate"
latreides Member since:
2011-03-20

I do not understand how my desire for a lower resolution screen is equivalent to someone who has no idea how LCD screens work.

In fact, someone as you describe, would not care one way or the other about screens using higher resolutions since they would simply put it to some arbitrary resolution they like, without a care.

I on the other hand use my devices on their native resolution and prefer my windows, buttons, text, icons, and other screen elements to be a reasonable size without paying the penalties to have a high resolution screen mimic this with higher DPI.

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