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: wide screen only :(
by Kivada on Wed 8th May 2013 08:58 UTC in reply to "wide screen only :("
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

I prefer 1920x1200, more workspace then 1600x1200 while keeping the vertical space while still being able to properly display 1080p video while the laptop isn't being used for work.

IMO this doesn't go far enough, I'd rather see 1920x1200 be the floor at 10.1" and by the time you get to 15.6" you should be up to 3840x2400 WQUXGA displays. All modern GPUs can now handle this resolution, so you don't need funky setups like the old days treating the screen as multiple independent displays to reach that resolution.

Why 3840x2400 WQUXGA? It scales perfectly. 1 pixel @ 1920x1200 scales perfectly into a square of 4 pixels @ 3840x2400 so you don't need to treat it all that differently for font scaling, but when resolution independence gets better everything will look much crisper.

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Scaling
by Earl C Pottinger on Wed 8th May 2013 14:08 in reply to "RE: wide screen only :("
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Another advantage to 1600*1200 is easy scaling without the fuzz.

1600*1200 easy to 800*600 for poorer eye-sight.
1920*1200 becomes 960*600 also easy to read.


1366*768 becomes yuck if you scale it down. Of-course you don't but you lost the chance to see finer detail in a lot of material. Even people with poorer eyesight will notice if difference went viewing some material.

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RE[2]: wide screen only :(
by tonny on Thu 9th May 2013 03:23 in reply to "RE: wide screen only :("
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

IMO this doesn't go far enough, I'd rather see 1920x1200 be the floor at 10.1"

Well, make it 3840x2400 at 10.1 cause I have super-eye /s

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