Jump to content



Photo

  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 Motoko.

Motoko.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 4,767 posts
  • Joined: 04-November 09
  • Location: United States of America
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:13

Most of the buzz surrounding Google’s upcoming Nexus 10 tablet is on account of its WQXGA (2560×1600) display, the highest-resolution screen of any tablet out there. This isn’t the first time this year that a tablet has managed to grab headlines due to its display’s pixel count, though, with the now discontinued 3rd generation iPad also hogging a plenty of limelight for its 2048×1152 screen earlier this year. But even as manufacturers continue to up the display resolution ante in the highly competitive media tablet market, laptop vendors still seem content with 1366x768 displays for the most part. A certain Linus Torvalds has a major problem with that.
Known for speaking his mind, Linux creator Linus Torvalds recently took to Google Plus to do just that on the topic of laptop display resolutions: "So with even a $399 tablet [Nexus 10] doing 2560x1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11"? Please. Stop with the 'retina' crap, just call it 'reasonable resolution'. The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad.”


Read more at MaximumPC


#2 Sylar0

Sylar0

    Neowinian

  • 1,348 posts
  • Joined: 06-June 09
  • Location: UK

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:19

Ummm my desktop doesn't need that resolution but then I do have 3 1920x1080s making 1920x5760 but seriously for one screen id ask Linus why that res...... too much over kill.

#3 OP Motoko.

Motoko.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 4,767 posts
  • Joined: 04-November 09
  • Location: United States of America
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:23

Ummm my desktop doesn't need that resolution but then I do have 3 1920x1080s making 1920x5760 but seriously for one screen id ask Linus why that res...... too much over kill.

Why are you even posting if you're using a desktop with 3 monitors?

You're not in the market for a laptop and don't seem to care..

#4 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 60,874 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:23

I concur. :happy:

#5 +fusi0n

fusi0n

    The Crazy One

  • 3,493 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 04
  • OS: OSX 10.9
  • Phone: iPhone 5S 64GB

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:27

I concur. :happy:


I do too, actually.

#6 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Badass Viking

  • 20,272 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:31

Ummm my desktop doesn't need that resolution but then I do have 3 1920x1080s making 1920x5760 but seriously for one screen id ask Linus why that res...... too much over kill.

becausewith that res you get high enough pixel density that you don't see pixels and you get nice sharp pictures without the need for AA and crap like that, just nice sharp images.

his ideal is unrealistic for the moment though. in the future it will happen, and not because he said this, but because people want the nice clean sharp images they have on devices like the ipad and higher end Androids.

#7 +fusi0n

fusi0n

    The Crazy One

  • 3,493 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 04
  • OS: OSX 10.9
  • Phone: iPhone 5S 64GB

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:39

becausewith that res you get high enough pixel density that you don't see pixels and you get nice sharp pictures without the need for AA and crap like that, just nice sharp images.

his ideal is unrealistic for the moment though. in the future it will happen, and not because he said this, but because people want the nice clean sharp images they have on devices like the ipad and higher end Androids.


thank you for making sense.

#8 vcfan

vcfan

    POP POP RET

  • 4,519 posts
  • Joined: 12-June 11

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:44

the question is, who doesn't want the highest resolution possible? we all do, but a lot of us don't mind lower resolutions either.

I notice that if I look at a lower resolution display, it looks perfectly fine and normal to me. If I then compare it to a higher resolution display, it absolutely gets destroyed and looks like ****. But as long as I don't have both screens side by side, then it really doesn't make a difference to me, the lower res one again looks just fine.

#9 OP Motoko.

Motoko.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 4,767 posts
  • Joined: 04-November 09
  • Location: United States of America
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:54

The Toshiba Kirabook has a 2560x1440 resolution for $1600.

It's about time..

#10 Azies

Azies

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,870 posts
  • Joined: 19-January 10

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:55

Okay, but prepare to pay an extra $300 for that display.

#11 +virtorio

virtorio

    4089 III

  • 8,054 posts
  • Joined: 28-April 03
  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 17 May 2013 - 23:59

Yes, agree.
After using a Retina MacBook Pro for a while, it's pretty hard to look at other displays. Even on a 1920x1080 display (>= 15") the pixels are noticeable enough.

#12 Max Norris

Max Norris

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,573 posts
  • Joined: 20-February 11
  • OS: Windows, *Nix

Posted 18 May 2013 - 00:04

the question is, who doesn't want the highest resolution possible? we all do, but a lot of us don't mind lower resolutions either.

Yea, it's a nice option but it's not necessary for all units... I've seen a few retina displays, and they are purty and all but I don't see the need myself or find myself missing out. My 1680x1050 x3 displays are plenty good. Besides, at my age probably couldn't see the pixels anyway if I tried...

#13 tiagosilva29

tiagosilva29

    You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment.

  • 12,108 posts
  • Joined: 08-May 04
  • Phone: I need a new one. Gibe moni plos

Posted 18 May 2013 - 00:19

I'd rather have a laptop with a crazy 4:3 aspect ratio.

#14 +LogicalApex

LogicalApex

    Software Engineer

  • 5,848 posts
  • Joined: 14-August 02
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 18 May 2013 - 00:42

Ummm my desktop doesn't need that resolution but then I do have 3 1920x1080s making 1920x5760 but seriously for one screen id ask Linus why that res...... too much over kill.


You did that wrong...

It would be 5760x1080 since the width is changing, but your height isn't... That being said, I have 3 x 1920x1200 (so 5760x1200) and I still would love this resolution on my laptop which is only 1920x1080 (oh how I miss the days of 16:10 on the laptop)...

So, you are probably in the minority on this one.

#15 0nyX

0nyX

    Posting from Apple //c

  • 1,083 posts
  • Joined: 07-April 09
  • Location: C:\Users\OnyX

Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:22

I agree, but unfortunately its Torvalds saying it...

No one listens to him.



Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!