LAPTOP editorial director Avram Piltch today slammed the 1366×768 res displays found on so many ultrabooks and subnotebooks at CES 2012. What is up with that? The full story is here at LAPTOP. Short excerpt below:
Flava Flav was at CES last week to promote Soul headphones, but if everyone’s favorite clock-wearing bard had been keeping his eye on the PC space, he’d be compelled to rap about the sorry state of notebook displays and declare them a joke. While 10-inch tablets like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700 rock 1920 x 1200 displays and 4.5-inch phones like the Sony Xperia Ion offer 1280 x 720, most of the latest Ultrabooks remain stuck at the same lame 1366 x 768 resolution the vast majority of notebooks have had for the past couple of years.
The worst thing that ever happened to notebook users occurred in 2009, when panel makers found out they could save on manufacturing costs by changing the standard panel aspect ratio from 16:10 to 16:9. This resulted in … more here.