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[2]: wide screen only :(
by tonny on Thu 9th May 2013 03:27 UTC 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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RE[4]: wide screen only :(
by bassbeast on Sun 12th May 2013 07:49 in reply to "RE[3]: wide screen only :("
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

In other words...a numbers game. I bet you my last dollar we could load up a movie on my 1366 and you could load the same movie on some teeny tiny 1080p and your average user wouldn't be able to tell the difference because with a screen that small its really not gonna make a difference to most folks, its really not.


Of course Sony is gonna find out what Intel did with the ultrabooks, folks will look at that much more expensive system running the same content in the store beside a 1366x768 system at a MUCH cheaper price and they'll buy the 1366x768. Also remember we are talking MOBILE devices here and there is no hand waving away the simple fact that the 1080P screen is gonna require much more power to draw than the 1366x768 so you'll have a more expensive machine with terrible battery life or a less expensive device with good battery life..yeah...I don't think most customers will be having a hard time choosing which one they want when those are the choices.

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