[ltp] New ThinkPad

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:43:33 -0300

On Sat, 18 Jun 2011, James Knott wrote:
> Micha Feigin wrote:
> >I hate the 16:9 as well. Great for movies (as they are in 16:9
> >ratio these days), but horrible for text (seems like we're going
> >back to one line terminals in the not so far future the way
> >screens are going).
> As I mentioned in another note, I have a 16:9 monitor, which
> replaced a 4:3 one.  I find it's much better, as I can have two
> documents side by side etc.  BTW, I also have a cable box plugged
> into it, so I can use it to watch HD TV .

It is not the 16:9.  It is the vertical resolution you will have to
tolerate in a 16:9 _laptop_ if you don't want to carry something that
feels like a plank around.

16:9 is quite good when you have a 25" display in the first place.  In a
laptop, it is just idiotic.  If you want any proof, look closely at the new
ThinkPad X1.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh