[ltp] Re: Buying a New Thinkpad

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 06 May 2011 11:27:46 -0300

>> Check out the aspect ratio: 1920x1200 is 16:10, whereas 1920x1080 is
>> 16:9.  I'm in no hurry to get a 16:8 screen but unless I die young, it
>> seems like I won't be able to avoid it.

> Isn’t 13:8 next?  Then 21:13, 34:21, 55:34, …

No: we started this journey below the golden ratio (4/3), and have
already passed above it (16/9), so clearly the manufacturers have no
sense of aesthetic.
I think the asymptotic expectation is rather a single-line display that
extends left and right to infinity (tho hopefully at some point
customers will realize that "wide" really means "short").