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 bassbeast on Wed 8th May 2013 16:34 UTC in reply to "wide screen only :("
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

I'll probably get hate for saying it but...I don't see a probably with 1366x768 on smaller devices. I have a EEE 1215B 12 inch netbook that runs at that res and I have to say it works fine, websites are easy to read and navigate, movies look fine, running office programs on it is fine, I don't see a problem.

If anything I'd say that trying to jam high res screens into SFF devices? Kinda pointless. Now 16x9, I can see that, but pushing it up to 1080P on a small screen, what is the point? you gonna get a magnifying glass so you can enjoy those teeny tiny pixels? IMHO 1080P and better needs to be at LEAST 16 inches as far as screen size to truly enjoy the better picture, otherwise it just becomes a numbers game.

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RE[2]: wide screen only :(
by tonny on Thu 9th May 2013 03:27 in reply to "RE: wide screen only :("
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Well, some people use their laptop with the monitor at 4" distance from their face, so they ABSOLUTELY NEED, say, 1920x1200 at 10.1". Or 1920x1080 at 5" smartphone. Or 3840x2400 at 15.6" /s

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RE[3]: wide screen only :(
by Kivada on Thu 9th May 2013 16:15 in reply to "RE[2]: wide screen only :("
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

You make the false assumption that you need to have the screen a few inches from your face to tell the difference. The whole point is to have the resolution so high that the physical pixels are so small that their size ad shape are imperceptible.

Who cares about a dead or stuck pixel that is too small to see from the surrounding pixels? How about eliminating the need for anti anti-aliasing since the resolution is so high that you can't see that the pixels aren't round?

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