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 ?
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.
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.