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by golemus; Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:20 pm
I picked resolutions for the poll that seems to cover the majority of laptops that are now sold in shops.
by Burillo; Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:59 pm
so my advice is, the more the better
by DarkStar; Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:05 pm
When I was last looking for monitors, I made a few screenshots of plugins, DAW views (Arranger, Mixer etc) on my old PC and took them into the shop on a USB stick. I then persuaded the salesman to let me look at them on various monitors so that I could see how they looked - for clarity, size and colour quality. Subjective, yes, but it helped.
Interesting, if true ...
by golemus; Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:46 pm
Burillo wrote:y phone has more. i really hated those widescreen laptops back when they first arrived, i still hate them now, after all these years. i just can't get used to it. 4:3 matte screens ftw.
Join the club I hate them too , it is just rediculous that movies can define sizes for laptops that are mostly used for totally different tasks.
But what can you do really, almost every single laptop is 16:9 out there. I must say that the best display shape is definitely 16:10 in my opinion. It is a shame that nobody except for Apple does them (at least in affordable price range). 4:3 is not good, not at least in my opinion in a laptop.
by chk071; Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:16 am
golemus wrote:Join the club I hate them too , it is just rediculous that movies can define sizes for laptops that are mostly used for totally different tasks.
It's not just movies... it's also games, and most program's GUI's are made for 16:9 display nowadays as well. And that's good as widescreen and bigger resolutions have many advantages to 4:3 or 5:4.
by golemus; Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:34 pm
I tried 1920x1080 laptop display in store so that I took scaling off and it gets rediculously small. I really don't understand how anybody could work with 15-inch 1920 display judging on my test session.
And if you do scale everything bigger on a 1920 display what is the point of paying a large premium for 1920 display if the size of elements will be same than in smaller display (eg. 1600x900). And in addition the scaling will become to your external displays making stuff there too large.
Of course when OS supports different scaling factors on different displays then you could buy a 1920 display. I really wonder when it is going to happen (windows 9 perhaps, or is it already in windows 8...?)