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.

Damnit, now they even build tablets with WUXGA screens

The world has been travelling backwards as it seems. While resolutions on wearable devices as phones and tables have been growing ever since introduction it seems in a short while a new landmark will be passed. Tablets having a screen resolution surpassing that of regular laptops. ASUS has announced an upgrade of their current Prime tablet to a real WUXGA tablet.

Yes, an Android tablet sporting the resolution i would love to have on my laptop. On a tablet. The pixel density on such devices is incredible. And thus the possible crispness of the lines.… continue reading