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Poll: What are your favorite aspect ratios?

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Which do you prefer on a mini tablet? iPad mini or Surface Mini

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How about on the desktop?

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#1 ians18

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:54

With the Surface mini supposedly coming, what size do you prefer?




#2 Xahid

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:58

don't know about the i/pads but usually i prefer 16:9, it provide better full screen resolution.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:07

On the desktop I really prefer 16:10.

Same with smaller tablets, because that probably means a resolution of 1280x800 instead of 1366x768... and 768 pixels vertically are a not enough.

 

On a large tablet I prefer 16:9 because of movies. On a tablet 1920x1080 makes sense.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:20

16:10 for all of them actually.

I prefer the extra vertical pixels on a tablet (any size) because I get extra room for video controls if I watch a 16:9 movie and don't overlay the image (much).

On the desktop it's for the same reason + the fact that I get extra breathing room with multiple monitors in vertical orientation when I code.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:26

I don't use a tablet mini or full size,

 

But for desktop...

 

I recently got a 21:9 monitor, and love it. Never going back



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:36

Thief000, on 20 May 2014 - 09:20, said:

16:10 for all of them actually.

I prefer the extra vertical pixels on a tablet (any size) because I get extra room for video controls if I watch a 16:9 movie and don't overlay the image (much).

On the desktop it's for the same reason + the fact that I get extra breathing room with multiple monitors in vertical orientation when I code.

This!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:10

I would love 16:9 on an iPad and in general everywhere else it works best overall. Working in a post-production environment, we prefer strictly 16:9 formats and 4:3 for older content from decades back up til SD material now if said source is captured like that. 16:10 induces upper and lower letterboxing as a result of less width compared to the former.

 

On the other hand, 16:10 makes sense for computing because you still get more width than a 4x3 monitor and don't sacrifice too much on vertical space. For Word documents and Excel sheets, I would love it! Ideally, however, 16:9 fills a much bigger gap worldwide and I can accept arguments from both sides but they have their own place.

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:09

16:9/16:10 on tablets always. Tablets to me are nothing more than media consumption devices. Without a proper keyboard or mouse, it's useless for any type of productivity. Kudos points if it has an active Wacom digitizer.

 

16:10 on desktops. I need that extra bit of vertical space! If I could, I'd do three 1920x1200 displays: middle one landscape, and the sides in portrait. All of them lining up perfectly in height, because I'm picky about stuff like that. :p

 

I recently got an iPad Air, and I intend to use it purely for media consumption. 4:3 SUCKS on this tablet. 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:15

I don't want to hold a tablet that's too wide, so for me, 4:3 for tablets and 16:9 or 16:10 for the Desktop.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:16

Native aspect ratio (no matter what it is) so no distortion or cropping. 

If I get to choose (say video game settings) Widescreen 16:9 (since my primary monitor is 16:9). 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:20

16:9, I find widescreen gaming just feels more "correct"... when used with a game that extends the FOV anyway



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:20

This day and age 16:9 is low end, 16:10 is preferable

 

Sadly can only afford a half decent 16:9 screen, but would go up if at all possible 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:33

I don't want to hold a tablet that's too wide, so for me, 4:3 for tablets and 16:9 or 16:10 for the Desktop.

Hmm  that would be determined by screen size and bezels. Take for instance the following two tablets dimensions:

 

Galaxy 10.1 Pro 2014 - 243.1 mm x 171.4 mm x 7.3 mm

iPad Air - 240 mm x 169.5 mm x 7.5 mm

 

The Galaxy 10.1 is 3 mm longer when you hold it in landscape mode, which can be accounted in the larger screen (10.1" vs 9.7" + bezels). Better off getting a smaller tablet if you don't like holding a tablet too wide. 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:42

Another day another public poll...

 

I prefer the 16:10 resolutions - it gives me 1920x1200 which sits well for compatibility with older games.

 

Plus hey, there's more pixels, that's better according to Apple. :p



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 15:17

I really love my Surface's aspect ratio. :D