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Finally. resolution is very important when it comes to detail and "desktop space" for lack of a better word.
I've been rocking high resolution displays for a while now and you couldn't pay me to go back.
While the statement I put in bold above is in principle true, I actually feel like I have to explain the definitions of high resolution and retina which have unfortunately become somewhat of a misnomer after Apple started marketing its "retina" displays.

Displays ability to render small detail in a very crisp and sharp manner is related to pixel density, or DPI/PPI. This is dependent on two variables, the size of the screen and the resolution of the display. On the other hand, the amount of usable "work space" on the desktop, or as you define it "desktop space" is directly related to the resolution of the screen and it is completely independent of the display size. The combination of the display size, resolution, and DPI/PPI, and the implementation of the UI will determine the amount of "actual usable desktop space". A display that has an extremely high resolution on a proportionally small display size (physical) must scale the UI to a "lower resolution" for it to be usable, however, because of the conversely high pixel density of such a display the content being displayed will look extremely crisp and detailed.

None of the (retina) displays that Intel is proposing here or that Apple is marketing as their retina displays actually have a usable space correlating to the resolution of the screen. In fact, a retina iPad for instance still only operates in the 1024x768 space, but it quadruples the number of pixels to increase density significantly. Therefore, your statement while true in principle does not apply to these displays. They are meant to improve IQ not provide more work space.
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As long as laptops go back to the higher-resolution displays (or better) that manufacturers used 10 years ago I'll be happy. 720p laptops suck for workstation use. It's funny that the oldest laptops in our office have much better screens than all of the newer "HD-Ready" laptops.
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And we are seeing improvement in VRam so we might be seeing new cards with more VRam. Something like 4Gb or higher Vram per card.
Now I feel like I have to wait even longer.... D:
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As long as I can get my desktop in 16:10 and not the crap 16:9 I will be happy.
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Pixel Density.
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As long as laptops go back to the higher-resolution displays (or better) that manufacturers used 10 years ago I'll be happy. 720p laptops suck for workstation use. It's funny that the oldest laptops in our office have much better screens than all of the newer "HD-Ready" laptops.

I can deal with 720p...its the glossy screens on the new laptops that are a joke.

In bright sunlight my acer aspire laptop screen is nothing more than an £800 mirror....
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I can deal with 720p...its the glossy screens on the new laptops that are a joke.
In bright sunlight my acer aspire laptop screen is nothing more than an £800 mirror....

Someone needs to create a removable, portable AG bag or something to throw over the screen.

No one wants the AG when it's not needed, and everyone wants it when it is.

I know I would buy it if it worked good
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I guess I should eventually upgrade from my 1050p monitor.

EDIT: Derp.
Edited by BobTheChainsaw - 4/19/12 at 3:12pm
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I really don't need a higher DPI for my monitor, I wouldn't be able to notice the difference without getting stupidly close.
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The future looks clean
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