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 _txf_ on Tue 7th May 2013 20:43 UTC 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[5]: Sad news to me.
by Nelson on Wed 8th May 2013 07:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Sad news to me."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/Hh780612.aspx

Adaptive layouts are most often seen in content consumption, management, and creation apps. These layouts are most often made up of defined proportional elements with a top level wireframe. For example, a news reader app has a header, footer, and a content region in the center. These layouts dynamically change and adapt to different screen sizes and bring in more content and dynamically fill the space according to the rules of the layout. Windows 8 accommodates these apps

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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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RE[5]: Sad news to me.
by _txf_ on Wed 8th May 2013 11:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Sad news to me."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

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.


I'm not complaining about possibilities, just what exists.

The plain matter is that most metro apps are very sparse.

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