Originally Posted by Cheetos316
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Wow... there are less and less 1920x1200 monitors yet tablets are going to get that resolution. Why aren't the 2560x1600 monitors getting any cheaper?
It isn't just the consumer. It's kind of funny really. It's more like a conspiracy haha. You see 1920x1080 is at this point a de facto standard at this point in the industry. From recording to data storage to editing to broadcasting to media storage to consumer viewing devices it is just the standard as of now. But adopting the 1920x1080 format was basically the biggest advancement in broadcasting since color TV. And the ATSC, Grand Alliance, NAB, and etc. all had to be on board to get this done (along with tens of thousands of people). I wont waste time explaining more but you get the idea. This was a massive advancement that took nearly a decade to pull off. And computer monitors because they are used often similar enough to a TV and are considered by most consumers to be "like" a TV, monitors fall under this as well.
Tablets though don't have to deal with these huge incorporated constraints. As an emerging market separate of the broadcasting and media playback systems it can play ball by a lot of its own rules... to include its resolution standards.
This is all in addition to pixel density that was mentioned above (which is a huge huge point too).