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[2]: Sad news to me.
by Nelson on Tue 7th May 2013 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad news to me."
Nelson
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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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RE[4]: Sad news to me.
by tylerdurden on Wed 8th May 2013 06:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad news to me."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

that's how microsoft solved the scaling problem; Zero times anything is still zero. So no matter what resolution you use, metro will display about the same amount of information: zero.

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RE[4]: Sad news to me.
by Nelson on Wed 8th May 2013 07:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad news to me."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Says who? You? With how much experience writing Metro apps?

Metro applications can indeed scale, and up their density to whatever the developer wants. Microsoft doesn't dictate clutter or sparseness, that's up to the developer.

Don't let those pesky facts ruin your day though.

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