We are not alone

I made a funny observation today, I was browsing the Lenovo blog and got sucked into the comments on the announcement of the Lenovo T431. In the blogpost the company was bragging about the new placement of the logo among other changes they made to the original design.
The comments speak for themselves as they hush the marketing mumbojumbo by complaining about the same issues we’re discussing on this website.

A masterpiece, really ? Do you watch the competition ?

– IPS/PLS display … No ?
– Reasonable selection of display resolution option, FHD at least for 14″… No ?

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The retina myth

While we are still waiting for other computer brands to come to par with Apple, I think it’s time to put some things straight about the so called Retina displays the new Macbook pro currently sports. On the technical sheet it states that is has a 2880 x 1800 display resolution. For starters this is not a lie. The panel does consist of all these 5.184 M pixels and that is great. Also the pixel density is 220 Pixels Per Inch. So far the facts.
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Choosing a laptop

Today we go shopping for a new laptop on different websites of famous laptop brands. We try to find laptops with acceptable screen resolutions as quick as possible. This is much, much harder than we first thought when we accepted the challenge and it took us hours to find out that there are no WUXGA laptops produced anymore.

Full HD is not WUXGA

While the remainder of 16:10 panels deminish and 16:9 becomes the standard retailers are left in the dark. Without any knowledge they direct traffic to their websites with false statements. When you perform a google query for 16:9 WUXGA you get a large list of results. And the list is even bigger because not everybody uses 16:9 to sell their monitors and laptops. WUXGA is 1920×1200 pixels. 1920×1020 is Full HD, these two should not be confused. Full HD has 10% less height and thus 10% less pixels as WUXGA.

Why aren’t we there yet?

We live in 2012. Notebooks and laptops have been around since the nineties. At first they kept pace with desktop computer screens. The evolution brought us 640×480, 800×600 and 1024×768 screens. And we were all happy, then there was out of nothing the first laptop with 1280×1024 pixels. I owned one of those laptops. It was a strange resolution, 4:3.5 but who cared, I got myself some height, and height is all that matters when you’re coding for a living. When i put my font on 9 points I was able to view 100 lines of code without scrolling. I… continue reading