Originally Posted by ghostrider85
then tell us why? isn't more pixels = more power?
Originally Posted by Arkuatic
Don't know why you just left a reply that begs the question.
I spent years designing laptops and right now, at current resolutions, there's a plateau with how much power it costs to generate an image at that resolution.
The plateau isn't because of consumption but, mostly because 2560 is a hog mostly...Laptop designers aren't catering to the 2560 platform but, throwing parts together to create a platform. Does it work? Yes...Well? In some cases but, not as good as it could be.
From what I understand, Samsung has made modifications to their cards that allow this resolution to run without cost to the battery...Thus, it's size.
It's just a rumor at this point but, it wouldn't shock me if they actually pull it off thus I said, actually quite the opposite.
TV's are an example of this -- You'll notice some of the larger LCD's actually use less power then their smaller counterparts -- There's a lot that goes into this, a lot more then just the image projection but, the theory is sound that if you design an LCD from the ground up, it's typically much more power efficient then those that were just "slapped" together and this laptop, if rumors are worth a damned, will build on that theory.
We'll have to wait and see.