~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

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~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

#1 Post by bwsb » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:59 pm

Hi,

Now that the market starts getting ~250DPI screens for iPad:s, and as it seems, the next 2-3 months also for MacBook Pro:s,

It's be great for the X220 Tablet and alike Lenovo laptops to support this DPI also.

Windows' support for high resolutions is good enough. Windows 8 may make it even a bit better. Professional users are fine with the highres support that's out there already.

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Re: ~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

#2 Post by pianowizard » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:38 pm

The laptop would be heavier and get hotter, and battery duration would suffer. Are you sure you want that?

In my view, for 16:9 screens, these would be the sweet spots:

12.5" --> 1600x900 (146.9 DPI; the Panasonic CF-SX1 has this)
13.1" --> 1680x945 (147.1 DPI)
14.5" --> 1920x1080 (151.9 DPI)
15.6" --> 2048x1152 (150.6 DPI)
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Re: ~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

#3 Post by bwsb » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:10 pm

The Lenovo X61T has 1400x1050. I use the 1050 aspect of it every day, it's extremely useful. So yes, even if battery use and head production goes up a little bit, it is worth it.

For a X220T-size laptop, something like QWXGA (2048×1152) or QXGA (2048×1536) would be pretty perfect.

(Btw, this would probably end up in approx the same DPI:s as are rumored for the upcoming Macbooks.)

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#4 Post by Kaze22 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:32 pm

I expect the X230T will have a Q resolution option, but expect it to be in the 2000 dollar range when its first released.
Personally, I can only see these displays being useful on Tablets as it makes reading magazines and documents in portrait mode a better experience. Right now, magazines are hard to read on Tablets, because of the low Res display.
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#5 Post by bwsb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:52 am

Hi Kaze22,

That sounds great!

Any clue when this X230T will come out? What about this Q res., did you read about it anywhere? Really ought to be an IPS display right?

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Re: ~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

#6 Post by Kaze22 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:29 am

Rumor is floating around in some Chinese Thinkpad forums. Since Lenovo is HQed in China, maybe some truth in it.
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#7 Post by bwsb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:34 am

Aha. Just for reference, any url where the Q res is discussed?

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#8 Post by bwsb » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:47 am

Hi Kaze22,

Can you mention some url/s where you saw mentionings of the Q resolution for the X230 Tablet on chinese forums?

Thanks!

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#9 Post by Kaze22 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:37 am

Saw it a while back, I'll see if I can find the link.
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#10 Post by pianowizard » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:34 am

Perhaps you were reading about the Lenovo tablet with 1920x1200? http://androidcommunity.com/lenovo-tegr ... -20111118/
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Re: ~250DPI/retina screen for X220 Tablet would be suitable now

#11 Post by AvalonXIII » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:03 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if the next X230 will have super high-res display. Heck, the next gen Asus ultrabook will offer IPS 1080p in both 11.6 and 13.3 inch models even (yes, I said IPS!)

http://liliputing.com/2012/03/report-as ... plays.html

It is indeed good times ahead for DPI fanatics (like myself, the 1080p Sony Vaio Z has spoiled me lol)
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