Puppy wrote:2560x1440 is a problem while 3840x2160 is ok because when 200% zoom used you get 1920x1080. These high resolutions allows me to use text aliasing I can't stand on lower ones. IOW 1280x800 on 8" tablet is a pain to use while 1920x1200 is finally readable for me.
On a 15.6" screen, I prefer 2560x1440 (188.3 DPI) because I would use it either unscaled or at 125% scaling. For viewing comfort, I would scale at 125% most of the time, but when I need more real estate, I would turn off scaling so that I can view as much information on the screen as possible. If the panel is a very nice panel, 188.3 DPI without scaling is doable. The biggest problem with the R50p's 15" QXGA screen was that it looked too dull and dim, not its 171 DPI per se. I thought the DPI was the problem when I owned two QXGA R50p's, but after getting my Sony Pro13 and finding its 165.6 DPI screen so easy to view, I concluded that I can tolerate much higher pixel densities as long as the panel is high quality.
When the resolution is 3840x2160 (282.4 DPI), extreme scaling (150% at the very least) would be necessary and elements that scale poorly or don't scale would look either very weird or very small, or both. On my 28" 3840x2160 desktop monitor, I have been using 125% scaling for several months now and find it quite reasonable for all the programs I've tried so far.
fatpolomanjr wrote:If they do a 16:9 screen again and keep the current layout then no. No point in buying a "Retro", even though it has a trackpoint and dedicated buttons.
So far, it looks like the panel will almost certainly be 16:10. In fact, Lenovo seems to have "rigged" the poll to justify using 16:10 for this Thinkpad. If it turns out to be non-16:10, I predict it would more likely be 3:2 than 16:9.