Ultrabooks: 1366 x 768 Aspect Ratio Just Plain Lame (LAPTOP)

Ultrabooks with 1366 x 768 displays are lame, says LAPTOP online editorial director Avram Piltch. For the record, we agree. More here …

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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.


  • Thank you for bringing out this topic. It does not get discussed very often. Most hardware vendors in their quest for the ideal “price/profit” equation dropped the aspect ratio on their portable displays while Apple, Inc. continues to buck the trend with it’s current versions of the Macbook Air. I personally take offense to the “throwaway” mentality surround most of the ultraportables. I’d just as soon pay the extra and make an investment with a Macbook.

  • I’m with you! As a writer, the lack of the backward delete on the Air drives me nuts. It really slows you down if you don’t have that.

    That said, I’m ready to make the move finally. After two months, or close, with the Amazon Kindle Fire, I’m ready to open my mind to an iPad. Hey, Apple, don’t steal my tagline: Open Your Mind with an iPad. LOL. That’s copyright anewdomain and Gina Smith Inc., a California Corp. As if, right?