16:10 Sadness

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  1. BinkNR

    BinkNR Knock off all that evil

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    So, I’m still on my aging T400 because Lenovo, unlike Apple, can’t be bothered to produce a notebook that’s not optimized for watching video, even with their “premium” ThinkPad line. Am I forever doomed with an aging video card and hefty notebook or does someone know something about a future business-class notebook that is actually optimized for creating content (I have a tablet for watching videos/consuming content)?

    Cheers (from the Death to 16:9 Club).
     
  2. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Feels bro...
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    All 16:10s in my sig.:hi2:
     
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    djembe drum while you work

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    Out of curiosity, why bring back 16:10 ratios? With the same number of horizontal pixels, the gain of 16:10 over 16:9 is only 11%, whereas a 4:3 ratio would see a 33% gain. And yet, I frequently see threads about bringing back 16:10, but hardly ever see threads about bringing back 4:3. So why 16:10 and not 4:3?
     
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    mux1 Notebook Consultant

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    16:10 is great for programming, among other things. To me, it allows for two comfortable portait windows side by side when needed. The 1.6 ratio (i.e.1200P and 1600P) is pure sweetness. 1.33 is blah IMO.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4
     
  6. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    A lot of folks have forgotten that 4:3 laptops have ever existed...while 16:10 was available as recently as T410 when it comes to ThinkPads...



     
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    sciencefair Notebook Consultant

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    You could always get a Chromebook Pixel, heh :cool:

    Really though, who besides apple is shipping laptops today with a 16:10 screen? I might have to toss them some money in the future since they kept the screen ratio even with their new high-resolution panels.
     
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    FinkPad Notebook Evangelist

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    Most movies are not even in 16:9, more like 16:6 or 16:5, because when I torrent movies onto my Note 2 which is 16:9, I still have two black areas on top and bottom.
     
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    FinkPad Notebook Evangelist

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    people just love to complaint, that's why.

    There is no study indicating that 16:10 is more productive than 16:9. These numbers are aspect ratio, it does not affect productivity. What directly affect productivity is the screen size and number of pixels, the more pixels you have, the larger your screen is, the more productive you will be.

    For example, a 15.4" screen with 1920x1080 16:9 will be more productive than a 15.4" with 1680×1050.
     
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    BinkNR Knock off all that evil

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    I concur with this. 4:3 is great for editing a single document, but 16:10 allows one to work with multiple windows side by side more easily. 16:9, IMHO, leaves too little screen real estate on the top and bottom of the screen and forces more scrolling.

    I might have to wait to see what a Chromebook Pixel 2 or similar might be…
     
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