I want that screen

..
because this :
… is so much better than that :

Can
someone tell me why laptop resolutions hardly ever make it beyond
1024×768?

Author: alexismp

Google Developer Relations in Paris.

8 thoughts on “I want that screen”

  1. Well, as bad as it sounds, your buying the wrong laptops if it has that low of a resolution. I bought a Dell in 2003 and the resolution on it is 1600×1280, or something. Some random resolutions from two vendors: Apple Powerbook 15″ 1440×960 & 17″ at 1680×1050, Dell XPS M170 17″ @ 1920×1200, Dell Inspiron 9300 two screens either 1440×900 or 1920×1200.

    What it comes down to is if you buy a generic off the shelf cheap laptop, your going to get a really poor screen. If you purchase a laptop thats a bit higher you get resolutions that are far better, and for a bit more money you can go even better.

  2. OK, I don’t get to choose my laptop…

    Presumably, my next Toshiba laptop will have 1400 x 1050 resolution (14.1 screen).
    My current four-year-old laptop has 1024 x 768 internal, better only with external monitors.

  3. Nice going! After seeing your post I’ve gone and purchased one of the Sun 365-1414 myself! Admittedly, I’ve been looking at purchasing one for some time, but enough was finally enough. Some decent deals are available on eBay for these monitors.

  4. I know what you mean – Netbeans real-estate was pretty tight on the old Toshiba M100 that I had, which also could only manage 1024×768 – I found that <shift>+Esc was a good combination to learn.. Of course, I can’t complain with the Ferrari these days, which kicks out 1440×1050 pixels… I guess there’s always the netbeans <code>-fontsize</code> option in the meantime ?

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