Ivy Bridge Lenovo Notebook Spotted For Pre-Order on Amazon

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whr4usa

why would anybody buy a non-primarily-a-phone device with a non-widescreen or sub-720p/hd resolute display? do they even make them..? isn't 1024x768 only still supported because of the baseVGA fallback bios video mode and the orgiinal html4 standard rendering size spec.s?

personally I've never not bought a 1080p display with my own money! took advantage of HP TouchPad deal especially since I'd just gotten a Pre 2 to replace my 'regular' phone that survived 7 years before I finally destroyed it accidentally but now that 1080p multicore tablets are on the way, probably with phones in a couple years or less then why not get all of the resolution you can?

any thoughts on good reasons to not get highest resolution possible other than budget limitations?

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jason2393

Bad eyesight. On a monitor where you can choose between 1366x768 and 1920x1080, if you have bad eyes it will be easier on you if you go with the lower resolution. My dad's job supplies him with a new laptop roughly once per year, and he always gets one with the highest resolution. He can never see it so the text size needs to be boosted and everything else made bigger, but that just makes everything look weird. Going for the lower resolution models would fix this problem. That's the only reason I can think of to not go for the highest resolution.

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whr4usa

true though I'd forgotten about that use case scenario simply because High-DPI settings in Windows 7 (..and sort of on Vista SP2 x64) make it mostly irrelevant

I suppose if you needed to run legacy apps that don't run with enhanced DPI scaling or in high contrast or other visual accessibility modes then lower resolution would be good but wouldn't larger screen size at an equally high resolution be that much better still?

thank you though!!

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