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    ...is the rumoured display resolution of the next iPad. Even with Jobs dead Apple still knows how to ****ing upstage everyone. And I was getting excited about the new Asus tablet with 1920x1200.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by onodera View Post
    ...is the rumoured display resolution of the next iPad. Even with Jobs dead Apple still knows how to ****ing upstage everyone. And I was getting excited about the new Asus tablet with 1920x1200.
    Except for the different aspect ratio, I don't think there will be any practical difference between a 1920x1200 display and the 2048x1536. On both displays the pixels should be too small to see.
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    • #3
      I like 4:3, to be honest. No idea why all Android tablets are widesreen.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by onodera
        I like 4:3, to be honest. No idea why all Android tablets are widesreen.
        Agree. And once the iPad can play 1080p, the widescreen tablets will be even more pointless.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by onodera
          I like 4:3, to be honest. No idea why all Android tablets are widesreen.
          I much prefer the widescreen aspect ratio. It plays HD videos without black bars, so it's effectively a much larger display.

          It also works better to read long text (less scrolling). Websites are designed with a fixed width, but vertically scrollable. 4:3 actually makes very little sense at high resolutions.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Asher
            I much prefer the widescreen aspect ratio. It plays HD videos without black bars, so it's effectively a much larger display.

            It also works better to read long text (less scrolling). Websites are designed with a fixed width, but vertically scrollable. 4:3 actually makes very little sense at high resolutions.
            I can't agree that it works better for long text. The lines are too short, especially for websites.

            However, I have to admit that for a 7" tablet, widescreen works better. With a smaller tablet you do almost everything in landscape orientation anyway, so you get the same screen width as a larger tablet (in portrait) but with much less weight and bulk. When I tried out a Playbook and a Fire, I found that less weight and bulk was a much nicer feature than I expected it to be.

            But not nice enough to prefer them to a 'retina' display.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vanguard
              I can't agree that it works better for long text. The lines are too short, especially for websites.
              I'm sorry -- 1080/1200 pixels isn't enough?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Asher
                I'm sorry -- 1080/1200 pixels isn't enough?
                It doesn't really matter how many pixels you have. The text still has to be large enough to read. And when you make it large enough to read comfortably, the lines are too short.

                YMMV, of course. But would you use your 22" wide screen monitor in portrait mode? Of course not. It would just look stupid.
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                • #9
                  I use a 23" monitor (1080p) in portrait mode daily at work. It fits tons more code on the screen without scrolling. It's amazing.

                  At home I use a 23" monitor (1080p) in landscape mode for gaming. No one uses 4:3 monitors at home or at work for a reason.
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                  • #10
                    There's also a rumor that the next round of Mac laptops will have "retina" level resolutions.

                    How will a tablet or laptop GPU handle this?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Asher
                      I use a 23" monitor (1080p) in portrait mode daily at work. It fits tons more code on the screen without scrolling. It's amazing.

                      At home I use a 23" monitor (1080p) in landscape mode for gaming. No one uses 4:3 monitors at home or at work for a reason.
                      I prefer being able to put two windows of code side by side. I like to keep my program on the left and the spec on the right. I find that if I don't have the spec right in front of me, I forget to include stuff.
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                      • #12
                        thats why you have 3 monitors.
                        Last edited by Asher; February 21, 2012, 11:30.
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                        • #13
                          Coding, admittedly, is a possible exception. Personally I prefer two windows, but I suppose if you were writing really long functions for some reason, you might prefer a vertical screen.

                          Very few people however use their tablets for coding. For reading a 4:3 orientation works best.
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                          • #14
                            Coding is reading. It's providing context while consuming data.

                            I much prefer 16:9. My iPhone was 4:3 and my Galaxy Nexus is 16:9 and I can't tell you how much easier it is to read forums and news sites on the Galaxy Nexus.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Asher
                              Coding is reading. It's providing context while consuming data.

                              I much prefer 16:9. My iPhone was 4:3 and my Galaxy Nexus is 16:9 and I can't tell you how much easier it is to read forums and news sites on the Galaxy Nexus.
                              Well, you're strange.

                              Humans prefer 4:3.
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