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: Unfortunate
by Kivada on Wed 8th May 2013 09:09 UTC in reply to "Unfortunate"
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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"
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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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RE[3]: Unfortunate
by Kivada on Thu 9th May 2013 16:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Unfortunate"
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Wrong, having the higher resolution means that those elements, even when blown up looks better as the limitation is in the screen's physical pixels and your eyes ability to see them. Want nicer looking fonts? Get a higher DPI screen. If they are too small to read increase their size.

You claim to have 20/20 vision, i on the other hand do not, I have astigmatism and I'm near sighted. But this doesn't keep me from seeing a huge difference between a 15" 1366x768 res screen and a 15" 1920x1200 screen even when the DPI and zoom settings are at the operating system default of 96 DPI.

In short, stop trying to hold back progress based on your own limitations.

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