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[3]: Sad news to me.
by Carewolf on Tue 7th May 2013 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad news to me."
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Have you only tried GNOME on Linux? X11 handles different DPI for different screens just fine. Only desktops that are stupid enough to override that DPI (such as GNOME) would be unable to handle this case.

Edited 2013-05-07 17:25 UTC

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RE[4]: Sad news to me.
by brion on Tue 7th May 2013 23:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad news to me."
brion Member since:
2010-11-04

X11 can "handle" that by making your screens separate, with no ability to move windows between screens. This may have been impressive in the '80s, but isn't really something I'd be willing to put up with.

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