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I just ran across this counterpoint this morning. As much as you adore your new ultrabook, it seems your opinion is not universally shared. http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/02/a-year-on-ultrabooks-are-a-worse-disaster-than-most-expected/
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2012 on The Last PC Laptop at Coding Horror
@DanM, sorry I jumped on you like that - I recently had an argument with someone on another forum on the subject. I would prefer the 4:3 format myself, but when the monitor makers price them the same as 16:10 or 16:9 monitors with similar vertical height and resolution you'd be a fool to throw away those extra "free" pixels.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2012 on The IPS LCD Revolution at Coding Horror
The resolution seems massive, but that's only because the screen is reasonably large. It works out to 108 DPI, barely more than the 96 DPI Windows assumes you're using. @DanM, the only 4:3 LCD panels being made are legacy. Stick with them if you prefer, but you won't find them in IPS or large sizes.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2012 on The IPS LCD Revolution at Coding Horror
@Mike Kitzman, one of the advantages of the IPS technology is the great viewing angles it provides. If these weren't el cheapo monitors from Korea they'd probably have rotation built into the stands. I know my Lenovo IPS monitor does.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2012 on The IPS LCD Revolution at Coding Horror
I think a lot of commenters here are missing a couple of key points. First, "Post-PC" doesn't mean that PCs disappear, it only means that the world ceases to revolve around them anymore. Everything you create assumes an audience of tablets and phones, and you only limit yourself to a PC when you have to. Second, the retina display isn't about just being nicer - it crosses a threshold. Like crossing the threshold from really cheap to free, it removes a perceptual barrier.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2012 on Welcome to the Post PC Era at Coding Horror
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