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Yeah, 16:9 really is a dreadful aspect ratio for that. Not sure exactly why we killed off 16:10. It was a far better aspect ratio.

   
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Yeah, 16:9 really is a dreadful aspect ratio for that. Not sure exactly why we killed off 16:10. It was a far better aspect ratio.

Because TVs are 16:9 and TVs sell in way larger quantities than PC monitors, so it was costing LCD manufacturers more than it was worth. Much cheaper for them to just use a single aspect ratio across the board and tell the fairly small computer monitor market to suck it up.
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Now that looks good. Still hoping to see AMD APU based one which you can game on since we all know that with i7 is not going to happen even with EDRAM.

Not interested in these. As I think the Surface Pro and Surface book are the perfect devices.

But an AMD APU would make me buy one biggrin.gif . 6 core ryzen at 2.4ghz!!!
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Because TVs are 16:9 and TVs sell in way larger quantities than PC monitors, so it was costing LCD manufacturers more than it was worth. Much cheaper for them to just use a single aspect ratio across the board and tell the fairly small computer monitor market to suck it up.

 

Sorry, it was a rethorical question :p

   
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Too bad OSX and Linux still provide much better environments for programming... I'd like to see a high-end laptop optimized for a Linux distro.
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Too bad OSX and Linux still provide much better environments for programming... I'd like to see a high-end laptop optimized for a Linux distro.

As a programmer... I beg to differ =_=

Linux is time consuming, OSX feels like I am using rented software from Apple.

So though I use all three, I prefer Windows smile.gif
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My take is that they're marketing the Surface brand more as a brand than an actual designator for the devices themselves.

Given the touchscreen desktop they made? Absolutely. Other than the Surface RT and every Surface Book @Sunreeper had the misfortune of getting, I have yet to see them release a bad device. I'm definitely getting some Apple-type vibes from the label.

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Yeah, 16:9 really is a dreadful aspect ratio for that. Not sure exactly why we killed off 16:10. It was a far better aspect ratio.

I like my vertical space. thumb.gif
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Too bad OSX and Linux still provide much better environments for programming... I'd like to see a high-end laptop optimized for a Linux distro.

 

I don't do programming at a professional level (at least not now) - but I've no problem with Windows myself.

   
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Yeah, 16:9 really is a dreadful aspect ratio for that. Not sure exactly why we killed off 16:10. It was a far better aspect ratio.

 

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Too bad OSX and Linux still provide much better environments for programming... I'd like to see a high-end laptop optimized for a Linux distro.

 

Depends on what you're programming. I think for C/C++ Windows 10 is rapidly becoming better and better. You can also just install your Linux distro on the Surface devices, but touch capabilities and battery life will suck. Probably some display scaling issues as well (not sure how the major DEs handle high DPI display scaling nowadays). Macs are the best in this aspect although at 200% scaling my Surface book is mostly fine within most apps as well.

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Macs are the best in this aspect although at 200% scaling my Surface book is mostly fine within most apps as well.

Apple likes their UIs to look pretty and wow do they do a good job. 5K iMac for instance looks fantastic. I have no love for OS X, but it looks and scales wonderfully.
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