ThinkPad X240s

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  1. Bloody Nokia Adept

    Bloody Nokia Adept Notebook Consultant

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    Nice finds!

    But what TH are we suppsosed to do with 1366x768 resolution on a 12" in 2013? Hello? Lenovo? Anybody home?
     
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    demon_xxi Notebook Geek

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    Using 1080p on 13" for years I must admit - HD resolution on 12" x220 is OK.
    HD+ would work for me too and be in comfort zone but only because of FHD on my current lap.
    Most people will be more comfortable with HD on 12".

    FHD or anything higher is not needed there. Unless we talking about 200% scale with IGZO panel :D

    This is type of laptop that you certainly use in docked mode most of the time when working.
     
  4. power7

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    For many practical purposes this is still a good resolution, 2013 or 2015 or 2018. About the same 125ppi pixel density as 1400x1050/1600x900 at 14.1" or 1600x1200 at 15.4", which is/was considered by many as the sweet spot resolution.

    Especially when running desktop (non-Metro) applications on Windows.
     
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    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Cannonlake

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    The X240 line is also supposedly coming, perhaps it will have higher resolutions since it will be the flagship X series.
     
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    bibacula Notebook Enthusiast

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    Unless you're running iOS or Android, then 1366x768 is a comfortable resolution at this screen size. I'd prefer 1280x800 for a little more vertical, but that's not an option.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    1366x768 is ok for an average joe but it's unacceptable for me (IT sector). Pretty much everything I do requires a higher res.... :(
     
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    I can understand that. Personally, I don't want a higher resolution on my x220, but I certainly can appreciate more options.
     
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    Yeah, but consider how much our users would complain, even with 1366x768 on a 12"? Hell, I get complaints about text size with 1366x768 on 14".
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Definitely, they always do, lol. Still, a higher res screen must at least be an option on business class machines. They don't have any issues equipping the Helix with 11" 1080p. Same goes for Surface Pro and a bunch of other devices. The reason behind the lack of 12.5" and 14" FHD panels is very simple - lack of initiative $$$ from vendors like Lenovo, Dell, HP. These are non-standard res and mostly exist within a small niche of the business sector. 13" consumer grade laptops have had FHD screens for years. And now, when ultra high res is becoming more and more common (retina, chrombook), and IGP is more powerful, business sector has no choice. Dell recently announced 1080p IPS options for the upcoming 12.5" and 14" Latitudes. T440 is also getting a FHD IPS. Hopefully the x240 will follow, even though it would take more than a 1080p panel to convince me to get back to thinkpads. Soldered components and BIOS whitelisting is a pretty bad trend, now add inadequate cooling, crippled trackpoint and lack of 3 year NBD Onsite support (included with the base price like with Dells and HPs) and you get a pretty unimpressive picture.
     
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